Testosterone, Adult Male
0070130
Ordering Recommendation
Aids in the evaluation of suspected hypogonadism in men. Use to monitor testosterone replacement therapy. Not recommended for use in women and children.
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Mnemonic
TESTOS
Methodology
Quantitative Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect specimen between 6-10 a.m.  
Collect
Serum separator tube or green (lithium heparin).  
Specimen Preparation
Transport 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL) Also acceptable: EDTA plasma.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated.  
Unacceptable Conditions
 
Remarks
 
Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 6 months  
Reference Interval
Male:
14-15 years: 33-585 ng/dL
16-17 years: 185-886 ng/dL
18-39 years: 300-1080 ng/dL
40-59 years: 300-890 ng/dL
60 years and older: 300-720 ng/dL

Tanner Stage IV: 165-854 ng/dL
Tanner Stage V: 194-783 ng/dL
Interpretive Data
Total testosterone values may not reflect optimal concentrations in all individuals. Free or bioavailable testosterone measurements may provide supportive information.
Note
This test is not recommended for females or children. For testing on females or children refer to Testosterone, Females or Children (0081058).
CPT Code(s)
84403
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart Name
0070130Testosterone, Adult Male
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Cross References
  • male testosterone
  • serum total testosterone
  • total testosterone serum