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Common Use:
To assist in diagnosing female fertility problems that may occur from tumor or ovarian failure.

Serum collected in a gold-, red-, or red/gray-top tube. Plasma collected in green-top (heparin) tube is also acceptable.

Normal Findings:
(Method: Immunoassay)

AgeConventional UnitsSI Units (Conventional Units × 3.67)
6 mo–10 yr
 Male and femaleLess than 15 pg/mLLess than 55 pmol/L
11–15 yr
 MaleLess than 40 pg/mLLess than 147 pmol/L
 Female10–300 pg/mL37–1,100 pmol/L
Adult male10–50 pg/mL37–184 pmol/L
Adult female
 Early follicular phase20–150 pg/mL73–551 pmol/L
 Late follicular phase40–350 pg/mL147–1,285 pmol/L
 Midcycle peak150–750 pg/mL551–2,753 pmol/L
 Luteal phase30–450 pg/mL110–1,652 pmol/L
 PostmenopauseLess than 20 pg/mLLess than 73 pmol/L

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