Testosterone, Free, Direct

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The “Testosterone, Free, Direct” test measures the amount of testosterone in the blood that is not bound to proteins, making it available to body tissues. This test is crucial for diagnosing and monitoring conditions related to abnormal testosterone levels, such as pituitary and testicular disorders, infertility, Klinefelter’s syndrome, early or delayed puberty, polycystic ovary syndrome, and erectile dysfunction. It also helps in managing hormone replacement therapy by measuring free testosterone levels, ensuring individuals maintain optimal health by having the correct hormone balance.

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Description

Testosterone, Free, Direct tests measure the concentration of circulating testosterone not bound to proteins like sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) and albumin. These proteins attach to testosterone in the blood, making it unavailable to body tissues. Testosterone, Free, Direct tests measure the amount of testosterone that is accessible to the body’s tissues. The test is used to diagnose and follow the course of conditions related to excessive or insufficient testosterone, such as pituitary and testicular disorders, including infertility or Klinefelter’s syndrome. It is also used to detect early-onset puberty in males, delayed puberty in females, and polycystic ovary syndrome. It is also used to aid in evaluating causes of erectile dysfunction, or to measure testosterone levels in people taking hormone replacement therapy. Understanding the amount of free testosterone in the body helps to ensure that individuals have the right amount of the hormone for optimal health.

FAQ's

AM I REQUIRED TO FAST? You must fast at least twelve (12) hours prior to having your specimen collected. IS A DOCTOR’S ORDER REQUIRED? YES! HOW LONG UNTIL MY RESULTS COME BACK? LabCorp Not using insurance: Test results generally take between 24 to 72 business hours after your specimen is collected. If using insurance, the results may take longer. Quest Diagnostics: Could take up to 10 business days. Insurance Lab Requisition: Time frame varies depending on state. DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE MY LABS DRAWN? You can walk in for same day testing at certain locations BUT we always recommend making an appointment at your lab location of choice to ensure you are seen in a timely fashion due to fasting. You can walk in for same day testing at certain locations BUT we always recommend making an appointment at your lab location of choice to ensure you are seen in a timely fashion due to fasting. Viking sends a copy of your Blood Test Order (Lab Requisition), electronically, to LabCorp or Quest depending on the choice you made.  A copy of the Blood Test Order will be sent to you via email. Please allow 24 hours or one business day for our staff to process your request.   It would be wise to bring the order with you to the lab as a reference when you arrive for your Lab appointment. Make your appointment for a “Lab Draw” at your lab of choice. LabCorp Locations and contact information: LabCorp Locations Quest Locations and contact information: Quest Locations HOW CAN I RECEIVE MY RESULTS? Viking follows all HIPAA guidelines and state regulations regarding distribution of test results. You can choose to have your test results emailed or faxed. Patients can also create a patient portal via LabCorp/Quest and have access to their results online. IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MY TEST RESULTS, WHO SHOULD I CONTACT? We recommend setting up a consultation via our website with our VIKING medical staff.  https://vikingalternative.com/schedule-consultation