The Problem With Testosterone Labs (BLA S4E5)

The Problem With Testosterone Labs (BLA S4E5)

Whether you realized it or not, getting and interpreting a testosterone test is not as easy as you think it would be. There are lots of nuances that you have to consider before you can even make a diagnosis, and simply put, one test is not enough. In this podcast I go through a bunch of the reasons why testosterone tests are so variable, and what my recommendations are if you are thinking about getting this test done.

In this episode we cover:

00:00 - Introduction
00:36 - The overall struggle with testosterone tests
01:06 - “Normal” Testosterone Levels
03:51 - Age considerations
07:31 - Time, sleep, and illness and their effect on testosterone
10:00 - General Variability of Testosterone
11:26 - The actual tests we use to measure testosterone
14:56 - The use of screeners for low testosterone
15:52 - Value and symptom correlation
17:55 - Why do we care/ take home points
21:30 - Outro

*Disclaimer* This podcast is for entertainment, education, and informational purposes only. The topics discussed should not solely be used to diagnose, treat , or prevent any condition. The information presented here was created with an evidence based approach, but you please keep in mind that science is always changing and at the time of listening to this there may some new data that makes this information incomplete or inaccurate. Always seek the advice of your personal physician or qualified health care provider for questions regarding any medical condition.