Plasma free testosterone--is an index sufficient?

@article{Nanjee1985PlasmaFT,
  title={Plasma free testosterone--is an index sufficient?},
  author={M. Nazeem Nanjee and Michael J Wheeler},
  journal={Annals of clinical biochemistry},
  year={1985},
  volume={22 ( Pt 4)},
  pages={
          387-90
        }
}
Only about 50% of women who are clinically hirsute have a raised total plasma testosterone concentration; in those cases where the total testosterone is normal the free testosterone may, in fact, be raised. Since the measurement of free testosterone is tedious, workers have used an androgen index or a calculated free testosterone concentration from the measurements of total testosterone and sex-hormone-binding globulin. We have examined the correlation between measured free testosterone, a… CONTINUE READING

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