Also Known As
Gn-RH, LH RH, Luteinizing Hormone Releasing Hormone
Purpose of the Gonadotropin Test
You’re familiar with estrogen and testosterone, but what about gonadotropin? It’s a hormone that produces two pituitary gland hormones, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH), which in turn trigger the release of estrogen and testosterone. In other words, gonadotropin is essential for a fully functioning reproductive system. A GnRH blood test is often used to diagnose or treat infertility or low sex drive in men and women, as well as irregular menstruation in women and testicular issues in men.
What Does the Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone Test Measure?
This test measures the levels of gonadotropin in your system.
Who Should Take a GnRH Test?
This testing may be ordered as part of fertility testing; it can be paired with an FSH and LH blood test as well. If you’re experiencing low sex drive or reproductive issues such as sporadic periods, you may need a gonadotropin test.
GnRH Lab Test Preparation
If you take any hormone treatment, you should stop for the 2 days preceding your blood work appointment.
GnRH Testing Results
Normal test results are different for men and women; generally, the reference range for the GnRH blood test is 0 to 10 pg/mL. Your healthcare provider can then determine next steps, depending on where your results fall.
Where Can I Get a GnRH Lab Test Done Near Me?
Hormone testing for women and men is important, especially when you are dealing with questions about your fertility. Personalabs can help give you the answers you need. Even better, we make the process simple and convenient, so you can focus on taking control of your health. Here are the steps to get GnRH testing:
Step 1: Buy the gonadotropin releasing hormone test. (Depending on the state where you live, a doctor’s approval won’t be necessary.) Download the lab order that comes with the test.
Step 2: Select the lab closest to you for testing. We have more than 4,000 partner labs across the country to choose from., thanks to our affiliations with Quest Diagnostics and Labcorp.
Step 3: Bring the lab order with you and complete your GnRH test blood work.
Step 4: Get the results, which are delivered to your secure Personalabs account within 2 to 10 business days. We can also help you get the results by a specific time; just let us know and we can reach out to the lab on your behalf.