LH-Luteinizing Hormone

About the test

LH- Luteinizing Hormone test is one of the important hormones produced by the body of both men and women. It plays a vital role in fertility, puberty, and mensuration. Known as gonadotropin, this hormone affects the sex organs, in both male and female. In men, it affects the testes and in women, it affects ovaries.

LH-Luteinizing Hormone is produced in the pituitary gland and works with follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). In women, the amount of Luteinizing Hormone varies throughout the menstrual cycle and accordingly with age. The level of this hormone also changes with pregnancy. The LH-Luteinizing Hormone test helps to determine the amount of LH in the bloodstream. This test also helps to diagnose various underlying problems associated with a number of reproductive health issues.

The Procedure is as follows:

  1. A sample of blood is drawn, most likely from the arm.
  2. The doctor will wrap an elastic band around the arm to make the vein easier to see.
  3. The doctor will disinfect the skin with an antiseptic.
  4. The blood is collected in a vial using a needle.

Why get tested?

Luteinizing Hormone is a gonadotropin hormone produced in the anterior pituitary gland that helps in measuring the amount of luteinizing hormone in the blood of both men and women to ensure a healthy reproductive system. The main reasons a doctor may advise to take the test are:

  • To measure the amount of LH-Luteinizing Hormonein the blood.
  • To check the ailments associated with the pituitary gland.
  • As a part of an infertility workup for a man or a woman.

The doctor may advise this test if the following symptoms are observed in the patient:

  • Periods that doesn’t show up at all
  • Low sex drive in a man
  • Low muscle mass in a man
  • Low Testesterone level in a man
  • Menstrual periods that doesn’t happen when they should.
  • The doctor may advise LH blood test in coordination with other hormone tests such as progesterone, estradiol, testosterone and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH).

The doctor may advise LH blood test in coordination with other hormone tests such as progesterone, estradiol, testosterone and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH).

Preparations

 

Frequently asked questions

Q.What are the signs of a pituitary gland disorder?

Listed below are the signs of a pituitary gland disorder: 1.Unexplained weight loss 2.Fatigue 3.Weakness 4.Loss of appetite

Q.What are the reasons a doctor may advise to undergo an LH-Luteinizing hormone blood test?

here are several reasons a doctor may ask the patient to take an LH level test. The level of LH is associated with fertility, the onset of puberty and menstrual issues. Listed below are some cases in which a doctor may ask the patient to take an LH blood test: 1.A woman has irregular or absent menstrual periods 2.A pituitary disorder is suspected 3.A woman is having difficulty getting pregnant 4.A woman has entered menopause 5.A girl or boy appears to be entering puberty too soon or too late A man has signs of low levels of testosterone, such as a decrease in sex drive or low muscle mass

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LH-Luteinizing Hormone

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