TESTOSTERONE (TOTAL) ***
Why to get tested?
To detect an abnormal testosterone level in males and females; in males, to help diagnose the cause of erectile dysfunctionor the inability of your partner to get pregnant (infertility); in females, to help diagnose the cause of masculine physical features (virilization), infertility, or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS); in children, to help determine the cause of genitals that are not clearly male or female (ambiguous genitalia) or delayed or early puberty
When to get tested?
For males, when you may be infertile or are unable to get or maintain an erection; when you are a boy with either early or delayed sexual maturity (puberty). For females, when you have male traits, such as a low voice or excessive body hair (hirsutism), when you have abnormal uterine bleeding, do not menstruate (amenorrhea), or are infertile
What sample needed?
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm; a morning sample is preferred.
What preparation I need before test?