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New Labcorp Total T Better?

Discussion in 'Quick Q&A with Dr. Crisler' started by drpepper68, May 8, 2017.

  1. drpepper68

    drpepper68 New Member

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    Dr. John,

    Is this a better test than the normal Total T? Just saw this while making my list.

    Testosterone, Total, Women, Children, and Hypogonadal Males, LC/MS-MS
    TEST: 070001

    CPT: 84403
    Test Details
    Use
    This assay provides the sensitivity and specificity required for the assessment of the low testosterone levels found in women, children, adolescents, and hypogonadal men.1

    Limitations
    Drugs, including androgens and steroids, can decrease testosterone levels. Men with advanced prostate cancer often receive drugs that lower testosterone levels. Women receiving estrogen may have increased testosterone levels. Anticonvulsants, barbiturates, and clomiphene can cause testosterone levels to rise.

    This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by LabCorp. It has not been cleared or approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

    Methodology
    Liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS-MS)

    Reference Interval
    See table.




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  2. Louis Richards

    Louis Richards New Member

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    is it safe?
     

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