What is the role of testosterone testing in the diagnosis of hypogonadism in males?

Updated: Apr 03, 2019
  • Author: Maria G Vogiatzi, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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For postpubertal males with total testosterone concentrations near the lower limit of the normal range, measurement of free or bioavailable testosterone using a reliable assay is suggested if there is suspicion of sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) changes. [3]


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