Serum Testosterone

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A testosterone test measures the amount of the male hormone, testosterone, in the blood.

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Serum testosterone

How the test is performed

Blood is typically drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The site is cleaned with germ-killing medicine (antiseptic). The health care provider wraps an elastic band around the upper arm to apply pressure to the area and make the vein swell with blood.


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