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Vol 58, No 5 (2007)
Review article
Published online: 2007-10-16
Submitted: 2013-02-15
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Some problems with testosterone determination

Barbara Mroczko, Marek Mędraś
Endokrynologia Polska 2007;58(5):440-445.

open access

Vol 58, No 5 (2007)
Review article
Published online: 2007-10-16
Submitted: 2013-02-15

Abstract

Testosterone is the main male sex hormone which determination is useful for assessment of androgen status. It seems that serum levels of testosterone, when assayed by commonly used methods, do not correlate with clinical parameters. One of the causes may be that these assays are suitable for determination of total testosterone, but not for measurement of biologically active forms of this hormone. The aim of this review is to present usefulness of testosterone measurement and its bioactive forms determination as well as factors influencing on their levels.

Abstract

Testosterone is the main male sex hormone which determination is useful for assessment of androgen status. It seems that serum levels of testosterone, when assayed by commonly used methods, do not correlate with clinical parameters. One of the causes may be that these assays are suitable for determination of total testosterone, but not for measurement of biologically active forms of this hormone. The aim of this review is to present usefulness of testosterone measurement and its bioactive forms determination as well as factors influencing on their levels.
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Keywords

free testosterone; bioavailable testosterone

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Title

Some problems with testosterone determination

Journal

Endokrynologia Polska

Issue

Vol 58, No 5 (2007)

Pages

440-445

Published online

2007-10-16

Bibliographic record

Endokrynologia Polska 2007;58(5):440-445.

Keywords

free testosterone
bioavailable testosterone

Authors

Barbara Mroczko
Marek Mędraś

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