Lutenizing Hormone (LH) by DBS
To evaluate fertility issues or the health of your reproductive organs (ovaries or testicles); for women, to determine whether you have ovulated (released an egg from the ovary); to evaluate pituitary functionLuteinizing hormone (LH) is a hormone associated with reproduction.
Its stimulation of either ovary or testicles results in the release of an egg from the ovary (ovulation) in women or testosterone production in men.
LH is produced by the pituitary gland, a small organ located in the center of the head behind the sinus cavity at the base of the brain. Control of LH production is a complex system involving the hypothalamus in the brain, the pituitary gland, and the hormones produced by the ovaries and testicles.
In women of childbearing age, several hormones (LH, FSH, estrogen and progesterone) rise and fall in a specific sequence during each menstrual cycle.