Testosterone Total is the test done to calculate the total amount of Testosterone or the male sex hormone present in your body.
What is Testosterone Total?
Testosterone Total is a test done to find out the total amount of Testosterone, an androgen or sex hormone present in your body.
When your doctor is suspicious of higher or lower testosterone, he would suggest you to get total testosterone test done.
The Total Testosterone gives the total analysis of all the 3 types of testosterone.
Why is Testosterone Total suggested?
Testosterone Total is suggested to find out causes of:
- Lack of Menstruation;
- Blood Sugar;
- Excessive Acne
- Erectile Dysfunction.
How is Testosterone Total performed?
The test of Testosterone Total is done with blood samples. It involves the following steps:
- A tight rubber band will be tied on your arm.
- Blood will be sucked out from your vein using a needle.
- The blood will then be transferred to a plastic tube.
Testosterone Total blood test does not take much time.
What are the parameters used in Testosterone Total?
The average normal test results of Testosterone Total in men are about 280 to 1,100 ng/dL.
Preparation before performing Testosterone Total
Before the blood test for the Testosterone Total, you do not need to follow any proper rules. Just tell the doctor about the medicines that you are taking.
Post Care after Testosterone Total
To reduce any swelling or pain caused by the injection, you can:
- Rub ice on the spot.
- Take some painkillers.
- Rest your elbow on an elevated position.
Sample types in Testosterone Total
The test of Testosterone Total requires only blood samples.
Side effects/risks of Testosterone Total
The side effects involved with the blood test done in Testosterone Total involves:
- Pain or swell in the injected area.
- Itching or rashes.
- Excessive Bleeding.