What is Testosterone (Total) (Testo Total) test?
Low testosterone may be due to hypogonadism, a condition where the testes are affected. Men usually experience lowered sperm production or testosterone level. Low testosterone also leads to delayed puberty in males. High testosterone levels in women suggest hyperandrogenism. This is common in women before and during menopause.
Why get the Testosterone (Total) (Testo Total) test?
In men, the testosterone test is used to evaluate delayed puberty and infertility due to low sperm count. In women, the testosterone test can check for irregular or anovulatory menstrual cycles, which is widespread in premenopausal women. The test is also used to detect hyperandrogenism in postmenopausal women.
When to take this test?
AnytimeBased on doctor adviceNo particular precautions are required, unless it is recommended by your doctor.Testo Total