Luteinizing Hormone (LH), S

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Luteinizing Hormone (LH) is a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland which helps regulate different body processes, including egg production in females, sperm production in males and hormone production. LH levels can be used to check general health, detect ovulation or identify hormone imbalances. The LH test is often used in conjunction with other hormone tests to give an accurate picture of the individual’s health.

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Luteinizing Hormone (LH) is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland, which is located at the base of the brain. LH is responsible for regulating many different body processes, such as egg production in female reproductive cycles, sperm production in males, the release of other hormones including testosterone in males and progesterone and estrogen in females. LH is also important in the production of the hormone cortisol in the adrenal glands. LH levels can be used to determine an individual’s overall health. For example, in women, high LH levels can indicate ovulation is occurring, while low LH levels can indicate a ovulation disorder or pituitary gland problem. In men, high LH levels can indicate a problem with the reproductive system or the pituitary gland. In either sex, lower than normal LH levels can suggest a hormone imbalance, while unusually high levels of LH can suggest a problem with the pituitary gland. Low LH levels may be a sign of malnutrition or thyroid disease. Low LH may also indicate poor diet, stress, or an endocrine disorder. The LH test is used to diagnose and monitor these issues, as well as check for ovulation or hormone imbalances. In many cases, the LH test results will be considered in conjunction with other tests, such as testosterone or estradiol, to provide a more complete picture of an individual’s health.

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