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Authors: William Clarke, PhD, Lori J. Sokoll, PhD Last modified: October 24, 2001
DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA
 
 
IMPORTANT POINTS/RECOMMENDATIONS
  • FSH is released into the circulation in a pulsitile fashion (results can vary up to 20% from the mean value) over the course of a day
  • References intervals are assay dependent and may vary slightly between laboratories
 
REFERENCES
  1. Gronowski AM and Landau-Levine ME ;  Reproductive Endocrine Function ;  Burtis CA and Ashwood ER (eds.): Tietz Fundamentals of Clinical Chemistry, 5th ed., Ch 42, Philadelphia, PA, WB Saunders, 2001.

  2. Howanitz JH and Henry JB ;  Evaluation of Endocrine Function ;  Henry JB (ed.): Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods, 20th ed., Ch. 16, Philadelphia, PA, WB Saunders, 2001.

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