Testosterone (Total & Free)
To determine abnormal testosterone level in males and females; in males, an abnormal level may help to explain difficulty getting an erection (erectile dysfunction), inability of your partner to get pregnant (infertility), or premature or delayed puberty; in females, to explain the appearance of masculine physical features (virilization), inability to get pregnant, and as a marker for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
Testosterone is a sex hormone produced mainly in men, but also in women. It effects sexual drive and function as well as sexual and nonsexual characteristics (muscle mass, deepness of voice, hair growth patterns, etc). This test measures total testosterone and free testosterone levels in your blood.
Please allow 5-8 days for the results of this test. If initial test results are extremely high, the lab may conduct repeat testing to confirm, resulting in several more days until reporting. Very high results can take 14 days to report.
Preparation: No special preparation is required for you with this blood test. As with any blood draw, it is a good practice to drink water in advance so you are well hydrated.
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.
Please be advised, that our services are strictly self pay and are not eligible for submission as a claim to your health insurance provider. However, you can submit the receipt for reimbursement to many Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts for reimbursement.