Utility of fluoroimmunoassay in detecting luteinizing hormone surges in spontaneous and human menopausal gonadotropin-stimulated menstrual cycles.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Luteinizing hormone (LH) levels measured with radioimmunoassay and time-resolved fluoroimmunoassay (FIA) in 274 serum samples correlated highly, with a linear correlation coefficient of 0.934. Through the analysis of serial samples from 43 women undergoing human menopausal gonadotropin stimulation for in vitro fertilization or gamete intrafallopian transfer and seven patients monitored in spontaneous menstrual cycles for receipt of frozen embryos, we demonstrated the utility of FIA in the detection of the LH surge. This LH assay technique, which involves no radioactive isotopes, should facilitate the monitoring of ovulation induction patients in the office/ambulatory setting.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hughes, CL; Dodson, WC; Walmer, DK; Dixon, SB

Published Date

  • March 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 211 - 213

PubMed ID

  • 2109072

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0024-7758


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States