This test is used to measure the levels of FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) and LH (luteinising hormone). Levels of FSH usually rise in women as egg production declines, so it may be used to determine the likelihood of if a women is going through menopause. LH (luteinising hormone) is also included with this test to investigate problems with fertility of the menstrual cycle.
This test includes (expand individual tests for details):
Follicle Stimulating Hormone is produced in the pituitary gland and is important for women in the production of eggs by the ovaries and for men in the production of sperm.
Luteinising Hormone (LH)
Luteinising Hormone (LH) is produced by the pituitary gland and is important for male and female fertility. In women it governs the menstrual cycle, peaking before ovulation. In men it stimulates the production of testosterone.