FSH, Serum

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Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) is a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland in the brain, which helps regulate the growth, maturation, and release of eggs in women, as well as sperm production in men. Serum tests measure hormones present in the fluid portion of the blood, and can be used to assess the functioning of the endocrine system and to determine if hormone replacement is necessary.

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Description

FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) and Serum tests are lab tests to measure the levels of hormones in the body. In the case of hormone replacement therapy, these tests are used to evaluate if a patient’s hormone levels are normal or if supplemental hormones needs to be provided. FSH is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland in the brain and travels through the blood to help control the production of reproductive hormones such as estrogen and progesterone in women and testosterone in men. It helps regulate the growth, maturation, and release of the eggs in women, and sperm production in men. The serum test measures hormones that are present in the fluid portion of the blood, such as thyroxine and cortisol, and can indicate the effectiveness or presence of hormones being produced by the body. Through these tests, doctors can assess the current state of a patient’s endocrine system and whether supplement hormones are necessary.

FAQ's

AM I REQUIRED TO FAST?

You must fast at least twelve (12) hours prior to having your specimen collected.

IS A DOCTOR’S ORDER REQUIRED?

YES!

HOW LONG UNTIL MY RESULTS COME BACK?

LabCorp Not using insurance: Test results generally take between 24 to 72 business hours after your specimen is collected. If using insurance, the results may take longer.

Quest Diagnostics: Could take up to 10 business days.

Insurance Lab Requisition: Time frame varies depending on state.

DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE MY LABS DRAWN?

You can walk in for same day testing at certain locations BUT we always recommend making an appointment at your lab location of choice to ensure you are seen in a timely fashion due to fasting.

You can walk in for same day testing at certain locations BUT we always recommend making an appointment at your lab location of choice to ensure you are seen in a timely fashion due to fasting.

Viking sends a copy of your Blood Test Order (Lab Requisition), electronically, to LabCorp or Quest depending on the choice you made.  A copy of the Blood Test Order will be sent to you via email. Please allow 24 hours or one business day for our staff to process your request.   It would be wise to bring the order with you to the lab as a reference when you arrive for your Lab appointment.

Make your appointment for a “Lab Draw” at your lab of choice.

LabCorp Locations and contact information: LabCorp Locations

Quest Locations and contact information: Quest Locations

HOW CAN I RECEIVE MY RESULTS?

Viking follows all HIPAA guidelines and state regulations regarding distribution of test results. You can choose to have your test results emailed or faxed. Patients can also create a patient portal via LabCorp/Quest and have access to their results online.

IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MY TEST RESULTS, WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?

We recommend setting up a consultation via our website with our VIKING medical staff.  https://vikingalternative.com/schedule-consultation