The Luteinizing hormone is an important female reproductive hormone produced by the gonadotropin cells in the pituitary gland of the brain.
Luteinizing hormone stimulates ovaries to produce oestrogen and progesterone. It triggers ovulation and promotes the development of the corpus luteum which makes it very important in the menstrual cycle. Luteinizing hormone works with the Follicle-stimulating hormone in regulating the female reproductive system.
A Luteinizing hormone blood test measures the amount of Luteinizing hormone in the blood. This helps in detecting the cause of infertility, pituitary disorder, irregular or absent menstrual periods, delayed or early puberty and detect menopause.
A high level of luteinizing hormone can be significant in primary ovarian failure, precocious puberty, polycystic ovarian syndrome, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, autoimmune disorder, ovarian tumor and premature menopause.
A low level of luteinizing hormone can signify secondary ovarian failure, hypopituitarism, hypogonadism, hypothalamic suppression and female athlete triad.
The Luteinizing hormone blood test is available at MedBioTech Laboratory. Book your test today to know the state of your reproductive health.
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