What is a Total Testosterone Test?
The Total Testosterone test measures the blood level of bound and unbound testosterone in the blood.
Why is a Total Testosterone Test important?
Testosterone is vital for muscle health, memory, energy levels, and sexual function. It may also play a role in reducing heart disease. In men, testosterone levels drop with age. Some evidence suggests that 20% of men have significantly lower testosterone levels after age 60.
What are symptoms of abnormal Testosterone Test levels?
Low testosterone levels can lead to lower sex drive, erectile dysfunction, low energy, low muscle mass and memory loss. Excessively high levels can lead to aggression.
What methodology is used for the Total Testosterone Test?
This Testosterone Test uses the LC/MS method.
What type of specimen will I submit?
This Testosterone Test, Total is a blood test.
Do I need to fast to take this test?
Fasting is not necessary.
How long does it take to get test results?
It typically takes 5 business days or less.