FSH plays a critical role in maintaining normal function of male and female reproductive systems. Increased FSH levels are associated with menopause and primary ovarian hypofunction in females and primary hypogonadism in males. Decreased FSH levels are associated with primary ovarian hyperfunction in females and primary hypergonadism in males. FSH targets the ovarian follicles to stimulate development and production of Estradiol and other estrogens during the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle. FSH also acts with LH to cause ovulation.
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|Container:||Serum separator tube|
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Stability of separated samples Room temp = 8 hours Refrigerated = 2 days Frozen = 2 weeks