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Could a TSH blood test detect low testosterone levels?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
No: Tsh or thyroid stimulating hormone is only good for assessing thyroid function (either good, overactive or underactive). With that said, during that same blood draw, your blood could potentially be checked for testosterone to determine how much you have. This is best done in the morning. Remember that we really should treat the person (and symptoms), not just a number. Make sure benefit > risk.
Answered on Apr 10, 2013
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