Note: Fasting is not required for this test
Total Testosterone Test is a blood test that takes measurement of testosterone, a human sex hormone, levels in the blood. It detects low or high levels of testosterone presence.
The Total Testosterone Test does whole measurement of all the 3 types of testosterone( free testosterone, SHBG-bound testosterone, and albumin-bound testosterone) in the blood in one reading.
This test doesn't give individual measurement of testosterone but overall testosterone measurement.
Testosterone testing is useful in evaluating androgen excess or deficiency related to gonadal function, adrenal function, or tumor activity. Testosterone levels aid in the diagnosis of hypogonadism, hypopituitarism, Klinefelter syndrome, and impotent (low values).
Testosteroen testing should be carried out on women with hirsutism, anovulation, amenorrhea, virilization, masculining tumors of the ovary, tumors of the adrenal cortices, and cogenital adrenal hyperplasia (high values) so as to investigate the causes.
Low Testosterone Levels in Men Lead To:
- Decrease in libido/sex drive
- Erectile dysfunction
- Decreased muscle tone
- Increase in body fat/ enlarged breast
Women Who Should Go Testing for Testosterone Levels:
- Women wanting to know their fertility status
- Experiencing thinning of hair scalp
- Occurrence of heavy vagina bleeding
- Women with low sex drive
- Menopausal women
- Irregular or missed periods
- Women battling with acne or facial/body hair growth
Results are typically returned within 1 business days. We take every precaution to ensure you receive your results on time.