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Is there a way of self-monitoring testosterone just like glucose? and how? thanks

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Testosterone: Testosterone levels have to be done by valid laboratories and can't be done by fingerstick testing at home.
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No: You have to have a blood TESTS for that and they have to be ordered by Your doctor
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Up and down: Testosterone is difficult because like the share market it goes up and down. Has to be done same time each day on a formal blood test. You may wish to have a consultation with a doctor to sort out whether your problem relates to testosterone and if so what testing and monitoring you need.
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Testosterone: I am not aware of any type of Point of care testing for testosterone. However, the is a lab that you can order your own level without a doctors order if you wanted to order it. It is called Walk in Labs.
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Hormones : Hormones are substances made in extremely tiny amounts, they travel vast distances to do their job and hitch a ride on proteins sometimes to get there, like the subway. One can measure the level of hormones over time and plot it however measuring continuously is difficult because it's a small amount compared to glucose which is abundant in the bloodstream. Testosterone actualybigger than glucose.

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