The Free & Total Testosterone test measures the blood level of Testosterone, Free & Total.
Why is a Free & Total Testosterone Test important?
Testosterone is vital for muscle health, memory, energy levels, and sexual function. In men, testosterone levels drop with age. Some evidence suggests that 20% of men have significantly lower testosterone levels after age 60. From 1-4% of testosterone is considered Free at any given time. Measuring both the Total and the % Free Testosterone will make sure that there is enough testosterone at the tissue level for use by the body in addition to having enough overall.
What are symptoms of abnormal Testosterone Test levels?
Low testosterone levels can lead to lower sex drive, erectile dysfunction, low energy, low muscle mass and memory loss. Excessively high levels can lead to aggression.
Comprehensive Testosterone Test also including SHGB.
If a person's SHBG levels are abnormal, then a testosterone blood test may not accurately represent the amount of testosterone which is available to be taken into the body's tissues. This test is typically ordered when a person is experiencing signs of abnormal testosterone levels which do not seem to be reflected by their testosterone blood test results.
After placing an order, you will receive a doctor approved lab order by email usually within 20-30 minutes. The emailed Lab Requisition will allow you to go to a local patient collection site to get tested. You will not have to pay any additional lab, collection or doctor's fees. Most test will normally report within 48-72 hours by secure email. List of collections site can be found using our Lab Locator Tool. If you have any questions please call our offices at 1-844-455-6355 or chat online with a member of our Care Team.