What is the role of testosterone measurement in the evaluation of androgen excess?

Updated: Mar 14, 2018
  • Author: Mohamed Yahya Abdel-Rahman, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG  more...
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Total testosterone levels are often mildly elevated in women with PCOS, so values between the upper limit of the normal range and 2 ng/dL (2 ng/mL, 8.92 nmol/L) can be consistent with PCOS. Total testosterone levels >2 ng/dL (2 ng/mL, 8.92 nmol/L) suggest a virilizing ovarian tumor [66] or hyperthecosis.

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