Book Appointment

Dual Offer + FREE Dr Advice | WhatsApp Prescription | Book Home Visit ✆ 09220145540

Menu Icon

LH Blood Test: Costs, Purpose, Normal Range and Interpretation

Luteinising Hormone Test (LH Test)
  • Sample Type : Blood
  • Parameters : 1
  • Report Time : 24/48 Hrs
  • Home Collection: Yes
  • Fasting : Not Required
  • Age Group: All
OFFER PRICE:  ₹470 ₹700 30% off


LH Test (Luteinising Hormone Test)
36+ booked in last 3 days

Luteinizing hormone (LH) is produced by the pituitary gland, a small gland located at the base of the brain. In females, LH plays a vital role in the menstrual cycle and in the production of estrogen and progesterone, two hormones that regulate the menstrual cycle and fertility. In males, LH helps regulate the production of testosterone, a hormone that plays a role in the development of male secondary sexual characteristics and fertility.

An LH test is a blood test that measures the luteinizing hormone levels in the blood. The test helps diagnose and treat conditions that affect the menstrual cycle, fertility, and hormone production in both males and females. Medical experts also use it to help diagnose conditions that affect the pituitary gland or the hypothalamus, a part of the brain that helps regulate the production of hormones.

Has your doctor prescribed you to get the LH test? Here's all you need to know about the LH blood test and how you can prepare yourself for the same.

Why Do I Need LH Test?

An LH blood test is prescribed for both men and women. Your healthcare provider will advise taking the LH test for the following reasons:

You need to check your LH levels as a woman if you're experiencing the following:

As a man, you must get your LH levels checked if: 

  • You face issues in getting your partner pregnant even after constantly trying
  • You have a higher sex drive than normal

For men and women, the following symptoms commonly indicate needing an LH test done at the earliest:

  • Tiredness
  • Weakness in the body accompanied by dizziness.
  • Drastic weight loss
  • Lost sense of appetite

How To Prepare For LH Blood Testing?

There is no special preparation required for the Luteinizing hormone test. It is a simple blood test that requires drawing a blood sample from the vein in your arm. Before the test, be wary of the following factors:

  • Do not fast unless prescribed by your healthcare professional.
  • Drink adequate water before arriving at the diagnostic center
  • Avoid consuming alcohol or smoking.
  • If you have medications, consult your healthcare provider to know if you can take those before the LH blood test.

What Happens During LH Testing?

Are you visiting your nearest diagnostic center to get an LH blood test? If yes, your healthcare professional will take the following steps to draw the blood sample:

  • Your healthcare provider will wrap a thin pipe around your arm and cleanse the target area with rubbing alcohol.
  • The expert will check for the vein in your arm and ask you to clench your fists tightly.
  • Your healthcare provider will draw a blood sample from your vein using a syringe and collect it in a vial/test tube, removing the injection from your skin.
  • They will seal the target area with a bandage to avoid bleeding and send your blood sample to the laboratory for testing. 

Should you call for an LH blood test at home or get it done at your nearest clinic? Read more to find out what suits your comfort.

Can I Take LH Test At Home?

Yes, you can. You can contact your nearest diagnostic center to call a healthcare professional and get the LH blood test done from the comfort of your home. 

How Much Does  LH Test Cost?

The LH test price depends on the diagnostic center you choose to get it done. In most cases, if you have insurance coverage, it covers the expense of the test, else you can always purchase a new plan at affordable rates. 

Are you trying to understand the meaning of your luteinizing hormone test results? Read this section to know how you can gauge normal, high, or low LH levels.

What Do  LH Test Results Mean?

Got your LH blood test results? You can check out the specified levels to understand your results' range.

If you are a woman, your LH test results will fall under the below-mentioned range:

Normal LH levels 

5-25 IU/L

High LH levels 

>25 IU/L

Low LH levels 

<5 IU/L

If you are a man, your LH levels should be under the below-mentioned range:

Normal LH levels 

1.8-8.6 IU/L

High LH levels 

>8.6 IU/L

Low LH levels 

<1.8 IU/L

What Are Normal LH Levels?

The normal LH levels differ for women and men. For menstruating women, normal levels range between 5-23 IU/L; for men, it varies between 1.8-8.6 IU/L.

What Medical Conditions Can Cause High LH Levels?

Are your LH levels higher than usual? If you are a woman, this can be indicative of the following medical conditions:

  • An issue in your ovaries if you are of childbearing age. If your childbearing days are over, this can indicate perimenopause or menopause.
  • PCOD Problem In women
  • Tumor syndrome can disrupt the genetic makeup of women.

If you are a man, high LH levels can be caused by the following:

  • Testicular damage due to external stressors, chemotherapy, infection, or excessive use of alcohol

What Medical Conditions Can Cause Low LH Levels?

If you are a woman who has a lower-than-normal LH level, it can be an indicator of the following conditions:

  • Issues in your pituitary gland
  • An eating disorder caused by abnormalities in your hormones
  • Malnutrition in the body

If you are a man, lower LH levels can be caused by

  • Hypothalamus or issues in the pituitary gland releasing lesser hormones

Convenience at Your Doorstep

Ever wished for healthcare that comes to you? HealthcareOnTime makes it a reality with doorstep lab testing, cutting out clinic hassles. No more queues or travel stress. Experience at-home sample collection, prioritizing health without time constraints. —your path to health, now just a doorstep away!

Affordable Testing with Thyrocare Partnership

Experience cost-effective lab testing at-home with HealthcareOnTime's exclusive partnership with Thyrocare. Benefit from competitive prices while ensuring precise results. Our collaboration with Thyrocare Technologies Limited guarantees affordability without compromising on the accuracy and reliability of your lab test.

Comprehensive Health Screening

At HealthcareOnTime, we've got your back with our comprehensive health checkup packages! Take charge of your well-being by booking online. These packages empower you to stay ahead, catching potential issues early for timely management. It's like having a health ally, and making informed decisions for a healthier, happier life.

Ref Links: 

  1. Luteinizing Hormone (LH) Levels Test - Medline Plus
  2. Luteinizing Hormone (Blood) - Health Encyclopedia - URMC
  3. Luteinizing hormone (LH) blood test - UCSF Health
More Related Tests
Female Infertility Test - Basic

Female Infertility Test - Basic

  • Infertility (4)
  • Vitamin D
Female Infertility Test - Basic
₹ 2600 ₹ 2000
Includes- 7 Parameters

Female Infertility Test - Advance

Female Infertility Test - Advance

  • Steroid (10)
  • Infertility (4)
  • Vitamin D
  • Hipertension (1)
  • Thyroid (3)
Female Infertility Test - Advance
₹ 5240 ₹ 3500 33% off
Includes- 21 Parameters

Why To Book with HealthCareOnTime
  • 17 Crores+ Samples Processed
    17 Crores+ Samples Processed
  • World Class Technology Labs
    World Class Technology Labs
  • 25+ Years of Trust & Experience
    25+ Years of Trust & Experience
  • Free Home Collection
    Free Home Collection

Book LH Test

Pay Later, Book Now
Need help? Call 092201 45540 [9-8pm]

Test of value less than Rs.299 will cost Rs 200 extra towards collection charges

FAQs Around LH Test

A good LH level for ovulation ranges between 5-25 IU/L.

If LH levels are low in females, they can lead to abnormalities in the pituitary gland, eating disorders, and Malnutrition in the body.

If you want to get pregnant, your LH levels should be between 5-25 IU/L.

For women between 18-70, the ideal LH level should be between 5-25 IU/L and 15.9-54 IU/L after menopause. For women, the ideal LH level should be between 1.8-8.6 IU/L for ages 18-70 and 31-34 IU/L beyond 70 years of age.

In women, a high LH level goes above 25 IU/L and above 8.6 IU/L in men.

High LH levels can be indicative of infertility in both men and women.

HealthcareOnTime Satisfied Customers Testimonial

Creating Healthy Smile by Making Quality Healthcare Affordable

Did you catch our latest post? JOIN US

Facebook LinkedIn Instagram Twitter YouTube

Contact Us

Email: | Phone No: 09220145540 | Whatsapp: 9820693367
  • Copyright 2024, All Rights Reserved
  • Disclaimer: HealthcareOnTime offers extensively researched information, including laboratory testing for health screening. However, we must emphasize that this content is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice or diagnosis. Always prioritize consulting your healthcare provider for accurate medical guidance and personalized treatment. Remember, your health is of paramount importance, and only a qualified medical professional can make precise determinations regarding your well-being. Protection Status Protection Status Protection Status