Why get tested?
FSH and LH tests are helpful for infertility treatment and it is also useful for diagnosing polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in women. Certain disorders of the pituitary gland can also cause low secretion of FSH.
High quantities of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) affect ovaries and increase the risk of ovarian failure. High FSH and luteinizing hormone (LH) levels can be due to ovary health problems and ovarian failure. One of the main reasons for ovarian failure is the lack of development of ovaries.
What is being tested?
FSH and LH tests measure the quantities of the LH and FSH hormones in the body. These hormones are collectively called gonadotropins as they function in the gonads, as well as other roles in the body. The FSH and LH hormones often work together with each other to perform several functions in the body. This is the reason the FSH test is often prescribed along with the luteinizing hormone test (LH test).