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Free Androgen Index

Free Androgen Index test is a blood test that helps in detecting the testosterone levels. The test is used to find if the patient has abnormal androgen levels. Free Androgen Index test is used to detect the androgen level in the blood.

What is the Free Androgen Index Test?

Free Androgen Index test is used to detect the androgen level in the blood. The test measures the levels of total testosterone, free testosterone and a protein called steroid hormone binding globulin. Free Androgen Index Test measures the testosterone in the blood and compares it with the total testosterone and SHBG in the body.

Free Androgen Index test results may vary by age, gender and overall health of the individual.

Why is Free Androgen Index Suggested?

Free Androgen Index is suggested, because of this test show signs of abnormal androgen levels, which differ in women and men. The test also helps to determine-

  • Total testosterone.
  • Prolactin
  • Thyroid stimulating hormone.

 

How is the Free Androgen Index Performed?

Free Androgen Index test is a kind of blood test. The test is performed as given below –

  • Blood is collected from veins.
  • Collected blood sent to the lab.
  • Analyzed by the antibody.

What are the parameters measured in Free Androgen Index Test?

Free Androgen Index measured the amount of specific androgen include the patient’s blood.

Preparation before Performed Free Androgen Index Test.

Free Androgen Index test is a blood test, nothing serious.

  • No need to prepare before the Free Androgen Index test.
  • Includes some medicines that don’t need a prescription.

Post care after Free Androgen Index Test.

Free Androgen Index test is a simple blood test.

  • No extra post care after Free Androgen Index test.
  • The patient can do everything normally.

Sample types in Free Androgen Index 

Free Androgen Index is a simple blood test. The patient on high dose biotin therapy collects sample at least 8 hours after the last dose.

  • Intravenous blood sample.

Side effect of Free Androgen Index Test.

Free Androgen Index test is a blood test, having a blood test with a needle carries some risks.

  • Bleeding infection
  • Bruising
  • Freeling lightheaded.

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