Testosterone testing in adult males

Ho, C.K. (2011) Testosterone testing in adult males. Malaysian Journal of Pathology. ISSN 0126-8635, DOI PMID: 22299206.

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The number of requests for testosterone testing in adult males has been increasing in recent years. In this review, the biochemistry and physiology of testosterone in males relevant to the chemical pathologist or clinical biochemist is outlined. The methodology for total testosterone and various laboratory tests associated with the assessment of testosterone status including free testosterone, calculated free testosterone (CFT), bioavailable testosterone (BAT) and free androgen index (FAI) is then summarised. Clinical and laboratory criteria for the diagnosis of late-onset hypogonadism (LOH) in men are critically discussed with particular emphasis on the interpretation of laboratory test results. Finally, other indications for testosterone testing in adult men such as infertility are also reviewed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Division of Laboratory Medicine, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. clementho@ummc.edu.my
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pathology
Subjects: R Medicine > RB Pathology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2012 03:25
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2014 02:46
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/2797

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