What is the blood test code for testosterone?

All test requests for Testosterone on female and pediatric (<18 years) patients must use test code 15983 – Testosterone, Total, MS.

When is testosterone cypionate injection indicated for replacement therapy?

The steroid-receptor complex is transported to the nucleus where it initiates transcription events and cellular changes related to androgen action. Testosterone cypionate injection is indicated for replacement therapy in the male in conditions associated with symptoms of deficiency or absence of endogenous Testosterone.

What do you need to know about testosterone cypionate?

Testosterone cypionate is a white or creamy white crystalline powder, odorless or nearly so and stable in air. It is insoluble in water, freely soluble in alcohol, chloroform, dioxane, ether, and soluble in vegetable oils. The chemical name for Testosterone cypionate is androst-4-en-3-one,17- (3-cyclopentyl-1-oxopropoxy)-, (17β)-.

Are there any side effects to taking testosterone?

Common side effects from testosterone medication include acne, swelling, and breast enlargement in males. Serious side effects may include liver toxicity, heart disease, and behavioral changes. Women and children who are exposed may develop virilization.

When to draw testosterone sample after Biotin supplementation?

For patients on mega-doses of biotin supplements, draw samples at least 72 hours following the last biotin supplementation. Testosterone, Total, Males (Adult), Immunoassay: Dietary supplements containing biotin may interfere in assays and may skew results to be either falsely high or falsely low.

What are the side effects of testosterone supplementation?

Adverse effects of testosterone supplementation may include increased cardiovascular events (including strokes and heart attacks) and deaths based on three peer-reviewed studies involving men taking testosterone replacement. In addition, an increase of 30% in deaths and heart attacks in older men has been reported.