Testosterone, Total LC/MS

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The Testosterone, Total LC/MS test is a blood test to measure testosterone levels in the bloodstream. Testosterone is a hormone responsible for various body functions such as sex drive, energy levels, muscle growth, and bone health. The test uses Liquid Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry for analysis which provides accurate and precise results. Low testosterone levels can indicate hormone imbalances while high levels may indicate PCOS in women and prostate cancer in men. The test can also be used to evaluate hormone replacement therapies, diagnose hypothalamus/pituitary gland, testicular/ovarian tumors, and excess iron in the blood. Additionally, it can monitor the wellbeing of people living with HIV and AIDS.

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Description

The Testosterone, Total LC/MS test is a blood test used to measure the level of testosterone in an individual’s bloodstream. Testosterone is a hormone produced mainly in the testes in men and the ovaries in women. It is involved in many aspects of maintaining physical and mental health, such as maintaining sex drive, regulating energy levels, stimulating muscle growth, and maintaining healthy bones. The LC/MS in the name stands for Liquid Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry, and this is the type of analysis used to measure the testosterone levels in the blood. It is an advanced form of analysis that can provide highly precise and accurate results. The Testosterone, Total LC/MS test is important in assessing an individual’s health because it can help diagnose a variety of different conditions. Low testosterone levels can suggest a hormonal imbalance, while high testosterone levels can indicate polycystic ovary syndrome in women and prostate cancer in men. The test can also be used to evaluate the effectiveness of hormone replacement therapies, as well as to diagnose disorders of the hypothalamus or pituitary gland, testicular or ovarian tumors, and too much iron in the blood. It can also be used to monitor the wellbeing of people with HIV and AIDS.

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