What Affects the Test
Results of the luteinizing hormone test may be affected by:
- The use of certain hormones, including those containing estrogen or progesterone (such as birth control pills).
- The use of medicines, such as clomiphene, spironolactone, naloxone, phenothiazine, and those given for seizures (anticonvulsants).
- Diagnostic imaging procedures, such as a thyroid scan or bone scan, that use a radioactive substance (tracer) and were performed within 7 days prior to LH testing.
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- Liver disease.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference May 18, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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