Testosterone, Total, Male, IA (MALES ONLY)
- (QUEST DIAGNOSTICS)Description:
Testosterone circulates almost entirely bound to transport proteins: Normally less than 1-2% is free. The principal transport protein for testosterone is known as sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) or testosterone-estradiol binding globulin (TeBG). Testosterone measurements are used to assess erectile dysfunction, infertility, gynecomastia, and osteoporosis and to assess hormone replacement therapy.
This is a Male Only Testosterone test, it cannot be performed on a female. FEMALES needing to order this test from Quest will need to order the 'Testosterone Total LC/MS/MS'.
Use of synthetic steroids, various supplements and/or high doses of biotin may interfere with the accuracy of the standard immunoassay Testosterone Total serum test. If you are taking any of these it is recommended that you order the Testosterone Total LC/MS/MS for testing.
This testosterone test will also provide results when the total testosterone value is >1500 but <3,000.
This is a Male Only test, it cannot be ordered by females.
If a female orders this panel, the testosterone test will not be included on the requisition or performed at the lab.
Significant deviations from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.
Total TestosteronePatient Instructions:
If using a testosterone cream please be sure you have not rubbed any into the antecubital area of your arm for the last 24 hours as it can give elevated results. Categories: Hormones and Metabolism
, Male Specific Tests