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In what cases is the total testosterone test usually prescribed?

by Xozepew Usaz We are always in the lead!
An analysis for total testosterone in men is prescribed for signs of hypogonadism, when a decrease in testosterone levels can be expected. Low testosterone levels can cause impaired sexual development, infertility, sexual dysfunction, decreased muscle mass and bone strength (inadequate mineralization), impaired fat metabolism, and cognitive impairment (memory, reaction speed, ability to reason). Testosterone levels can decrease with aging or due to chronic illness.
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In women, a general testosterone test is prescribed for examination for infertility, hirsutism (increased hair growth), menstrual irregularities, miscarriage, polycystic ovary syndrome, and ovarian tumors.
What exactly is determined in the analysis process?
The test system used determines the content of total testosterone in the blood by the method of chemiluminescence immunoassay.
What do the test results mean?
Low total testosterone levels in men from two different studies may be laboratory confirmation of hypogonadism. If there are signs of testosterone deficiency and if the total testosterone level in the blood is normal, it is advisable to determine the level of biologically active free testosterone.


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