WHAT IS THIS TEST?
The LH test measures the amount of luteinizing hormone (LH) present in your bloodstream, it is a sex hormone that plays a vital role in the reproduction system. This hormone is present in the bloodstream of both men and women. The pituitary gland of the brain is responsible for the production of the LH hormone which is known as gonadotropin. Woman’s ovaries and man’s testes can be affected by these hormones. Luteinizing hormone is one of the important hormones that is involved in the bodily processes of puberty, fertility, and menstruations, production of sperm, progesterone release, ovulation, and testosterone production. The instability in the production of the LH hormones causes a lot of issues such as infertility, low sex drive in men, irregular menstrual cycle in women (menstrual difficulties), and puberty problems in children (delayed or early).
WHY CONDUCT THIS TEST?
LH test is conducted due to the following reasons in women.
- If a woman is facing difficulty in getting pregnant even after trying.
- If the menstrual cycle is irregular or absent.
- If the menstrual cycle is absent, LH is conducted to observe if a woman has entered menopause or perimenopause.
For men, the LH test is performed due to the following reasons
- Low or decreased sex drive.
- If a man has low testosterone level.
- Low muscle mass.
In children, the basic reason a doctor may consider to carry out an LH test is described below
- To evaluate early or late puberty that describes why a teenage boy or girl enters too early or too soon.
The doctor performs an LH test to check the disorders in the pituitary gland or hypothalamic disorders. Your health observes infertility workup for man or woman through this test. The symptoms include.
- Loss of weight.
- Low appetite.
A test sample is collected by a very simple technique within 5 minutes. A thin needle is injected into the vein of the arm and a blood sample is then collected.
No special preparation is needed for an LH test. But if a woman is being tested then the health provider will schedule the collection of blood test samples during the menstrual cycle.
NORMAL LH RANGES
The normal range of LH hormone described in men is 1.24–7.8 IU/L. While the normal range in women depends on 3 phases of their menstrual cycle.
- Follicular phase ranges from 1.68 to 15 IU/L
- Mid-cycle peak ranges from 21.9 to 56.6 IU/L
- The luteal phase ranges from 0.61 to 16.3 IU/L
Higher or lower LH ranges in both men and women cause a condition like pituitary disorders or hypothalamic disorders
WHY CHOOSE AWAMI LAB?
No matter if you are men or women if any of the symptoms show up feel free to visit Awami Lab in Gujrat. We provide the best LH test services in Gujrat, as we ensure to deliver accurate test result reports with the detailed description of LH hormone levels in the body of both men and women. Contact us now to avail of the best LH test services in Gujrat.