Testosterone, Total (Women, Children and Hypogonadal Males)
Testosterone is one of the main sex hormones (androgens) that are found in men. Although mostly a “male” sex hormone, it is also found in small amounts in women. Testosterone is responsible for the development of secondary sexual characteristics in males, and the virilization in females. In the body, testosterone is either bound to sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), albumin or free. This test measures the amount of total testosterone (albumin and SHBG bound and free testosterone) in children and women.
This test is performed in following conditions such as:
• Delayed or early puberty in boys
• Decreased sex drive in women
• Hypothalamus or pituitary disorders
• Infertility in women
• Hirsutism and virilization in girls and women
Also Known As: Testosterone LC/MS-MS
This hormone testing has no fasting requirements.
Estimated Time Taken
Turnaround time for the Testosterone test is typically 3-5 business days.