Case Study: Is a Second Morning Sample of Total Testosterone Level Necessary for Diagnosis?
Posted: January 1, 2017
Because of fluctuations of serum testosterone levels, some professional associations (and thus insurance companies) have dictated a second morning sample is necessary to verify a low testosterone diagnosis. Low T Center believes that if the first sample is below a particular threshold, a second sample is not warranted. After analyzing samples from 249 patients in a pilot study, Low T Center concludes a second sample leads to unnecessary cost and phlebotomies for patients within the low threshold.
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