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Table 4 Follicular fluid hormone concentration in cases of oocyte capture (+), and no oocyte capture (-) for each follicle size

From: The effect of follicular fluid hormones on oocyte recovery after ovarian stimulation: FSH level predicts oocyte recovery

Follicle Size <10 mm 10–12 mm 13–15 mm 16–18 mm >18 mm
Oocyte Captured + - + - + - + - + -
(n) (2) (5) (5) (11) (12) (10) (8) (3) (43) (12)
E2 (ng/mL) 171 ± 100 289 ± 254 322 ± 266 431 ± 278 366 ± 212 442 ± 165 535 ± 308 596 ± 148 498 ± 275 484 ± 219
FSH (IU/L) 2.65 ± 3.2 1.3 ± 1.2 4.2 ± 3.2 3.45 ± 2.7 7.64 ± 3.9 * 3.10 ± 3.1 7.80 ± 4.2 5.73 ± 2.7 6.84 ± 4.5 5.54 ± 3.9
hCG (IU/L) 68.5 ± 46.0 29.8 ± 27.9 105.7 ± 55.3 85.2 ± 51.4 120.3 ± 58.8 96.5 ± 79.2 120.9 ± 91.8 131.0 ± 45.1 78.9 ± 45.3 69.1 ± 21.7
P (μg/mL) 0.2 1.0 ± 0.9 2.4 ± 1.8 2.6 ± 2.1 7.2 ± 4.8 7.6 ± 6.4 12.2 ± 11.8 10.9 ± 2.8 11.8 ± 6.0 13.9 ± 3.2
PRL (ng/mL) 192 ± 156 100 ± 81 323 ± 118 219 ± 95 272 ± 167 369 ± 169 402 ± 289 470 ± 157 352 ± 244 443 ± 201
T (ng/dL) 655 ± 515 337 ± 219 667 ± 529 497 ± 399 385 ± 181 446 ± 148 674 ± 376 749 ± 300 585 ± 353 536 ± 165
  1. Values represent means and standard deviations for each follicular fluid hormone.
  2. * p <0.01