Test includes total testosterone, free testosterone and % free testosterone.
Test is helpful in assessing testicular function in males and in managing hirsutism and virilization in females.
Methodology: Calculation, Equilibrium Dialysis, Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Specimen Requirements: 1 red-top tube (minimum: 0.38 mL of serum). Centrifuge red-top 30 minutes after draw. Refrigerate specimen after collection.
SST tube is not acceptable.
Hemolyzed specimens are not acceptable.
Specify age and sex on test request form.
Analytical Time: 4 days
Days Set Up: Monday through Friday
84403 – Testosterone, Total
84402 – Testosterone, Free