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 may indicate ovarian tumor.
Lower-than-normal levels may indicate Turner syndrome, ovarian failure, low estrogen production related to rapid weight loss or low body fat, and other conditions.
The test may also be used to monitor patients with hypopituitarism and women undergoing certain fertility treatments.
Webster RA. Reproductive function and pregnancy. In: McPherson RA, Pincus MR, eds. Henry's Clinical Diagnosis and Management by Laboratory Methods. 21st ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2006:chap 25.
Ferri FF. Laboratory tests and interpretation of results. In: Ferri FF, ed. Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 2009. 1st ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:section IV.
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