Also known:

luteinizing hormone, interstitial cell-stimulating hormone (ICSH)

systematic name:

Luteinizing hormone


What sample is required?

The determination is made from a venous blood sample.

Is some kind of prior preparation necessary?

For this test you do not need any special preparation.

Why do the analysis?

To evaluate aspects related to fertility, with the function of the reproductive organs (ovaries, testicles) or with the pituitary function; to detect the release of the egg from the ovary (ovulation). In children it is performed to detect early or late puberty.

When to do the analysis?

In women, when there are difficulties getting pregnant or menstrual rhythm disturbances; when it is intended to control ovulation, In men, when the couple fails to get pregnant; Also when there is a decrease in the number of spermatozoa, if there is little muscle mass or decreased sexual desire, It is also indicated when the doctor believes that there may be a pituitary or hypothalamic disease, It can also be useful in children with late or early puberty.

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