LH blood test measures the amount of luteinizing hormone (LH). LH is a protein hormone released by the anterior pituitary gland, pea-sized gland at the base of your brain. The pituitary is the “master control gland” – it makes hormones that affect growth and the functions of other glands in the body.
When is the test ordered?
Note: Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories. Talk to your doctor about the meaning of your specific test results.
Greater-than-normal levels of LH may indicate:
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