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Overview
Interpreting Results
FAQ's

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Dr. Shreya Gupta
BDS, MDS - Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
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Testosterone Total

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You need to provide
Blood
This test is for
Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. No special preparation required

Overview


What is Testosterone Total?

This test is used to detect abnormal testosterone level in males and females; in males to help diagnose the causes of erectile dysfunction; the inability of your partner to get pregnant; or premature or delayed puberty. In females, this test may be used to diagnose the cause of masculine physical features, infertility or polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Why is Testosterone Total done?

  1. In boys, this test is ordered if they have symptoms of delayed puberty like lack of body hair, delayed growth of testes and penis, delayed development of muscle mass or early puberty 
  2. In men, it is ordered for an infertility work up or when a man has decreased sex drive or erectile dysfunction 
  3. In females, this test is ordered if she has irregular or no menstrual periods, is having difficulty getting pregnant or appears to have male-like features

Interpreting Testosterone Total results


Interpretations

  • A low testosterone level in males may be due to pituitary or hypothalamic disease, genetic disorders like Klinefelter syndrome 
  • A high testosterone level in males can indicate testicular tumors, adrenal tumors, early puberty 
  • In females, testosterone levels are normally low. Increased levels can indicate polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), ovarian tumor, or congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Answers to Patient Concerns & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Testosterone Total


Frequently Asked Questions about Testosterone Total

Q. Are there any other conditions which can lead to abnormal testosterone levels?
Alcoholism and liver disease in males can decrease testosterone levels. Some drugs like steroids and androgen can also have the same effect.

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