Follicle-stimulating Hormone Test – Reference Range

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Results may be interpreted according to the reference range. Normal values of serum FSH differ with person’s age and gender.

  • Women:
    Before puberty: 0 – 4.0 mIU/ml
    During puberty: 0.3 – 10.0 mIU/ml
    After puberty: 4.7 – 21.5 mIU/ml
    After menopause: 25.8 – 134.8 mIU/ml
  • Men:
    Before puberty: 0 – 5.0 mIU/ml
    During puberty: 0.3 – 10.0 mIU/ml
    After puberty: 1.5 – 12.4 mIU/ml

FSH regulates the menstrual cycle in female. It stimulates the follicles. Its level varies throughout the cycle, the highest being just before the release of egg. In men, it regulates the production of sperms. Its level remains almost constant.

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