Can Low Testosterone Really Be Diagnosed By A Blood Test?
New Study Suggests That Blood Tests Could Be Inaccurate
Miami – March 21st 2014
PRWEB has told us about a new study that has raised potential concerns surrounding the sole use of blood tests to diagnose low testosterone.
The study, which will be published in the medical journal Urology was prepared by Dr Darius Paduch of the Presbyterian/Weill medical centre in New York tells us that a thorough and full diagnosis of low testosterone (hypogonadism) should only be confirmed after a thorough medical evaluation.
The study analysed the medical data of more than 10,000 patients which highlighted numerous consistencies in lab practices and ultimately results.
There are documented cases of a blood test taken from a single patient believed to be suffering from low testosterone produced results that varied by an amazing 30% when tested by different laboratories on the same day.
Dr Paduch concludes in his report that this fact alone calls for more in-depth screening and evaluation before any diagnosis is made… failure to do so could lead to the incorrect treatment of low testosterone….