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Insights on Testosterone Testing

Dec 31, 2014

However, the researchers found that men who were tested later in the day were more likely to have lower levels than those tested in the morning. “It is our belief that early morning testing should still be considered” when testing men with symptoms of low testosterone, they wrote.

The researchers were also concerned about the low rate of men being tested overall. They noted that testosterone replacement therapy can benefit some men, but only 5 – 35% of men eligible for this treatment actually receive it.

“Further education of practitioners is required to appropriately test patients for hypogonadism,” they wrote.

The study was first published online in November in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.


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