Testosterone Free Test in Ahmedabad
The testosterone free test measures the amount of testosterone in the blood.
To detect an abnormal testosterone level in males and females; in males, to help diagnose the cause of erectile dysfunction or 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
Your doctor may recommend this test for you if he sees the signs of high/low testosterone in the blood:
The signs for low testosterone in men include:
- Low sex drive
- Hair loss
- Trouble getting an erection
- Loss of muscle mass
The signs for low testosterone in women include:
- Fertility concerns
- Low sex drive
- Absence of menstrual cycle
The signs for high testosterone in women include:
- Excessive facial hair
- Deep voice
- Male type baldness
The main sex hormone (androgen) in men is called Testosterone. It is responsible for male physical characteristics. Although it is considered to be a "male" sex hormone, it is present in the blood of women as well. This test measures the amount of testosterone in the blood.
Testosterone is produced by special endocrine tissue (the Leydig cells) in the male testicles. It is also produced by the adrenal glands in both men and women and, in small amounts, by the ovaries in women.
In males, testosterone stimulates development of secondary sex characteristics, including enlargement of the penis, growth of body hair, muscle development, and a deepening voice. It is present in large amounts in males during puberty and in adult males to regulate the sex drive and maintain muscle mass. In women, testosterone is converted to estradiol, the main sex hormone in females.
Reference Values Of Testosterone Free Test
Testosterone levels change depending on your age, gender, medical condition and treatment if any. Your doctor will help you interpret the values.
A low testosterone level (hypogonadism) could also be due to:
Hypothalamic or pituitary disease
Genetic diseases can cause decreased testosterone production in young men (Klinefelter, Kallman, and Prader-Willi syndromes) or testicular failure and infertility (as in myotonic dystrophy , a type of muscular dystrophy) Impaired testosterone production due to acquired damage to the testes, like from alcoholism, physical injury, or viral diseases like mumps, Chronic disease, like diabetes.
Men who are diagnosed with consistently low testosterone levels and have related signs and symptoms could also be prescribed testosterone replacement therapy by their healthcare providers. However, testosterone supplements aren't approved by the Food and Drug Administration to encourage strength, athletic performance, or prevent problems from aging. Use for these purposes may be harmful.
Increased testosterone levels in males can indicate:
- Testicular tumours
- Adrenal tumours that are producing testosterone
- Use of androgens (also called anabolic steroids)
- Early puberty of unknown cause in boys
- Congenital adrenal hyperplasia in babies and children
In women, testosterone levels are normally low. Increased testosterone levels can indicate:
- Ovarian or adrenal gland tumour
- Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
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