FSH Test

This test is carried out in order to measure the quantity of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) in a blood. This hormone is associated with reproduction and the development of eggs in women and sperm in men.

Objective:

This test is performed to:

  • Identify the cause of infertility. As this test checks the woman’s egg supply (ovarian reserve) and man’s low sperm count
  • Evaluate menstrual problems, such as irregular or absent menstrual periods.
  • Detect menopause
  • Know whether a child is going through early puberty. Puberty is early when it starts in girls younger than age 9 and in boys younger than age 10
  • Determine delayed puberty (no development of sexual features or organs when they should)
  • Diagnose certain pituitary gland disorders, such as a tumor