Testosterone, Total Males (Adult), Immunoassay

Supply #T05 Red Top Tube (NO GEL) 10mL

Test Code: 873

Supply: 53712 Red Top Tube (NO GEL) 10mL

Methodology: Immunoassay

Limitations: Immunoassay does not provide sufficient sensitivity in detecting low concentrations among non-adults and women.

Clinical Significance: Testosterone circulates almost entirely bound to transport proteins: Normally less than 1-2% is free. The principal transport protein for testosterone is known as sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) or testosterone-estradiol binding globulin (TeBG). Testosterone measurements are used to assess erectile dysfunction, infertility, gynecomastia, and osteoporosis and to assess hormone replacement therapy.

Additional names: N/A

Collection Guide: 

Supply: T05 - Red Top Tube (NO GEL) 10mL

Preferred Specimen: Serum

Preferred Volume: 1mL

Transport Container: Red Top Tube (NO GEL)

Transport Temperature: Room Temperature

Specimen Stability: Room Temperature: 72 hours

Special Instructions: This assay should be performed on adult (> or = 18 years) males. Immunoassay does not provide sufficient sensitivity in detecting low concentrations among non-adults and women.

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