Testosterone, Free (Dialysis) and Total LC/MS/MS

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Testosterone, Free (Dialysis) and Total LC/MS/MS

Testosterone testing is used to diagnose several conditions in men, women, girls, and boys. Examples of some of these conditions include:
    Delayed or precocious (early) puberty in boys
    Decreased sex drive in men and women
    Erectile dysfunction in men
    Infertility in men and women
    Testicular tumors in men
    Hypothalamus or pituitary disorders
    Hirsutism and virilization in girls and women

Typically, a test for total testosterone is used for diagnosis. The total testosterone test measures testosterone that is bound to proteins in the blood (e.g., albumin and sex-hormone binding globulin [SHBG]) as well as testosterone that is not bound. However, a test for free or bioavailable testosterone may be used if, for example, the level of SHBG in the blood is abnormal.

Test Includes
    Total Testosterone, Free Testosterone (calculated)
    Calculation (CALC) ¥ Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) ¥ Tracer Equilibrium Dialysis
Clinical Significance
    Helpful in assessing testicular function in prepubescent hypogonadal males and in managing hirsutism, virilization in females.

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