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Testosterone Panel / Androgen Profile Test

Testosterone Panel / Androgen Profile Test

also known as: Testosterone Total Test , Total Testosterone Test , Testosterone Total

The testosterone test is used to evaluate the male androgens or hormones in the blood. Testosterone is responsible for the overall development and sexual features of a person. In men, it is present in of large amounts, while in women, it's comparatively less. The Androgen Profile test is used to determine the level of Dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate and 17-hydroxyprogesterone in a blood sample. Patient's undergoing or have completed the treatment of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome undergo this test during and after their treatment.

In general, no specific preparation is required. Yes, morning blood sample is preferred by your doctor as the testosterone levels are at its peak level in between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. Likewise, Androgen Profile also requires no specific preparation. Yes, if you are on any medications, do inform your doctor about it. If the medication is important, your doctor will guide you accordingly.

Testosterone test is useful to know: Why a man is unable to father a child (infertility treatment) as the testosterone level is responsible for sperm count. Low testosterone levels can lead a man to have less sex drive or issue like erectile dysfunction. High levels of testosterone can cause a 10 year-old boy to develop puberty signs at earlier stage. If, a woman is developing a deep male voice or excess facial or body hairs. If, a woman is having irregular menstrual cycles. To check if testosterone lowering medications are effective in a patient with advanced prostate cancer. An Androgen Profile is required to study the androgen levels in the blood sample, as they are responsible for the development of sexual organs.

The procedure for a testosterone blood sample is as follows: The technician will tie a tourniquet or elastic band around the upper arm area to stop the blood flow, making it easy to find a vein to draw blood from. The needle site will be cleaned with alcohol and a needle will be inserted into the vein. In some cases more than one needle might be used. A tube is then attached to fill it with blood. On required amount being collected, the band is removed. The technician will place a gauze pad and remove the needle. You will be instructed to hold the gauze tight for a while. For a Androgen Profile test a 5 mL blood sample is required.

As with all tests containing monoclonal mouse antibodies, erroneous findings may be obtained from samples taken from patients who have been treated with monoclonal mouse antibodies or have received them for diagnostic purposes.In rare cases, interference due to extremely high titers of antibodies to streptavidin and ruthenium can occur.The test contains additives, which minimize these effects.
Specimen
Serum
Volume
0.8ml
Container
Red-top tube or gel-barrier tube
Type Gender Age-Group Value
Testosterone
Male
All age groups
270-1070 ng/dl
Testosterone
Female
All age groups
8 - 60 ng/dl
Average price range of the test is between Rs.300 to Rs.2200 depending on the factors of city, quality and availablity.

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What is Testosterone Panel / Androgen Profile Test?
Preparation for Testosterone Panel / Androgen Profile Test
Uses of Testosterone Panel / Androgen Profile Test
Procedure for Testosterone Panel / Androgen Profile Test
Limitations of Testosterone Panel / Androgen Profile Test
Specimen Requirements
Normal values for Testosterone Panel / Androgen Profile Test
Price for Testosterone Panel / Androgen Profile Test
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