This profile evaluates the amount testosterone in your blood.
Testosterone is the male sex hormone. It is found in both males and females but in different levels. Too much or too little testosterone can be caused by and lead to certain health conditions. Testosterone is important in the development of secondary sex characteristics, maturation, and normal function.
This test aids in the diagnosis of hypogonadism in males and hirsutism and virilization in females.
If any of these tests comes back abnormal, you should follow up with a health care provider.
There is no preparation needed for this test.
For more information on this test, go to labtestsonline.org.