Testosterone Total and Free are tests done to calculate the amount of Testosterones or male sex hormones present in your body.
What is Testosterone Total+Free?
The test of Testosterone Total+Free is performed with the purpose to find out the total amount of testosterones in male reproductive organs.
Testosterone is an androgen which plays an important role in puberty and fertility. It is present in both males and females. Mostly, the Testosterones attach themselves to two proteins- albumin and sex hormone binding globulin.
The Testosterone shows us the count of all 3 types of testosterones whereas Testosterone Free shows us the count of unattached Testosterone.
Why is Testosterone Total+Free suggested?
The test of Test of Testosterone Free+Total is suggested to people going through the issues of:
- Lack of menstruation;
- Excessive Acne;
- Blood sugar;
- Erectile Dysfunction.
How is Testosterone Free+total performed?
The test of Testosterone Free+Total is done with the help of blood samples. It is performed in the following ways:
- A tight elastic will be wrapped on your arm.
- Your arm will be pricked with the needle to draw out blood from your vein.
- The blood will be transferred to a plastic tube.
This test of Testosterone total+free is very simple and does not require much time.
What are the parameters used in Testosterone Total+Free?
The average normal test results of Testosterone Total in men are about 280 to 1,100 ng/dL and that for Testosterone Free are 270 to 1070 ng/dL.
Preparation before performing Testosterone Free+Total
Before the blood test for the Testosterone Free+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 Free+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 Free
The test of Testosterone Free requires only blood samples.
Side effects/risks of Testosterone Free+Total
Some risks involved in the blood test include:
- Pain or swelling of the injected area.
- Excessive Bleeding.
- Multiple punctures.