Testosterone is the primary sex hormone in men. Produced by the testes it is responsible for the development of secondary sexual characteristics in men. Low testosterone availability may be behind infertility.
Sex hormone binding globin
Testosterone in your blood is transported bound to the sex-hormone binding globulin (SHBG) and albumin. Only about 4% of testosterone circulates free. The albumin-bound and free fractions of testosterone represent the active form of testosterone. Simply measuring total testosterone levels may not give an accurate diagnosis if SHBG levels are abnormal. SHGB levels can be used to detect low testosterone levels in men and excessive testosterone production in women.
Free androgen index
The free androgen index (FAI) estimates physiologically active testosterone. It is calculated as the ratio of total testosterone to sex hormone binding globin.
Abnormal testosterone levels can result in
- Delayed or early puberty in boys
- Erectile dysfunction
- Decreased sex drive
- Testicular tumors
- Hypothalamus or pituitary disorders
Low testosterone levels can lead to infertility in men. Testosterone can be Uncover whether testosterone may be behind your fertility issues with this test.
This test must be taken first thing in the morning and returned to the lab the same day.
HOW IT WORKS
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Collect your sample.
Register and activate your test. Collect your sample first thing in the morning. Return your sample to our lab as soon as possible, using the prepaid envelope included in the kit.
Your sample will be tested as soon as it arrives in our lab. Your results will be available through our secure online platform.
Details and FAQs
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we usually get. Please feel free to contact us if you have any other questions.
To take a blood sample, use the supplies provided in the kit. Place your sample in the specimen bag provided and mail it back to the lab using the prepaid envelop inside the kit.
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