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Free Androgen Index FAI Serum Test in Madurai

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Free Androgen Index test measures the amount of androgen on the blood.

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    This test helps evaluate the level of androgen in the body to better understand your concerns related to abnormal androgen levels.

Your doctor would recommend this test for you if he sees the following signs:

In Women:

  • Deep voice
  • Excess Acne
  • Hirsutism: excess facial and/or body hair
  • Irregular menstrual cycle
  • Male pattern baldness
  • Strong defined muscles

In Men:

  • lose muscle strength
  • Lack of interest in sex
  • Breast development

A free androgen index (FAI) measures the ratio of testosterone in the blood. The test checks for abnormal androgen levels in the blood.

Both men and women produce hormones called androgens, which include testosterone. When teens/children reach puberty, testosterone helps them develop into adults. As you age, levels of this hormone can reduce which causes health problems for both men and women.

Reference Values Of Free Androgen Index FAI Serum Test

Males:
300 to 1,000 nanograms per decilitre (ng/dL)
Females:
20 to 70 ng/dL

Interpretations

A low androgen 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:
• PCOS
• Ovarian or adrenal gland tumour
• Congenital adrenal hyperplasia

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Free Androgen Index FAI Serum Test

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