The Testosterone Testing Protocol summarizes the appropriate use of serum testosterone testing in men and women aged ≥19 years. It is an updated version of Testosterone Testing – Protocol (2011). Key updates to the protocol include:
- New sections: Key Recommendations, Indications for Referral, and Hypogonadism Investigation Algorithm
- Recommendation that patients fast, use the same lab for initial and follow-up tests, and test when the sleep-wake cycle is stable
- Approximate lower limits of normal for men <30 years and >50 years
- Separate guidance for initial and follow up (monitoring) testosterone tests
Peer review is a critical component of the guideline development process. BC health care professionals and relevant stakeholders are invited to participate as external reviewers for the draft version of these guidelines.