Aids in the evaluation of suspected hypogonadism in men. Use to monitor testosterone replacement therapy. Not recommended for use in women and children.
Quantitative Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassay
Within 24 hours
Collect specimen between 6-10 a.m.
Serum Separator Tube (SST) or Green (Lithium Heparin). Also acceptable: Lavender (K2 EDTA) or Lavender (K3 EDTA).
Pooled Specimens: Collect three samples, 20 minutes apart.
Transport 1 mL serum or plasma to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Pooled Specimens: Spin and pool equal amounts of serum or plasma. Transfer 1 mL of pooled specimen into an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)
Refrigerated. Also acceptable: Frozen.
After separation from cells: Ambient: 5 days; Refrigerated: 2 weeks; Frozen: 6 months
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
Total testosterone values may not reflect optimal concentrations in all individuals. Free or bioavailable testosterone measurements may provide supportive information.
This test is not recommended for females or children. For testing on females or children refer to Testosterone, Females or Children (0081058).
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0070130||Testosterone, Adult Male||2986-8|
- male testosterone
- serum total testosterone
- total testosterone serum