Testosterone, Free, 96 Wells
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Manufacturer: DRG International Inc.
Model: Testosterone, Free, 96 Wells
Product Code: EIA-2924
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Testosterone Free Test
– Quality Enzyme Immunoassay
This product is a quality enzyme immunoassay for the quantitative in vitro measurement of free testosterone in serum and plasma.
Testosterone is a steroid hormone from the androgen group. Testosterone is primarily secreted in the testes of males and the ovaries of females although small amounts are secreted by the adrenal glands. It is the principal male sex hormone and an anabolic steroid. In both males and females, it plays key roles in health and well-being.
Only 1-2% of circulating testosterone exists as unbound or free testosterone. The majority, approximately 60%, is bound to SHBG with high affinity, while the remainder is loosely bound to albumin. Both the albumin-bound and free fractions may be biologically active, while SHBG effectively inhibits testosterone action.
Testosterone effects can be classified as virilizing and anabolic effects. Anabolic effects include growth of muscle mass and strength, increased bone density and strength, and stimulation of linear growth and bone maturation. Virilizing effects include maturation of the sex organs.
Testosterone levels decline gradually with age in men.
Measurement of the free or unbound fraction of serum testosterone has been proposed as a means of estimating the physiologically bioactive hormone. Free testosterone levels are elevated in women with hyperandrogenism associated with hirsutism in the presence or absence of polycystic ovarian disease. In addition, free testosterone measurements may be more useful than total testosterone in situations where SHBG is increased or decreased (e.g. hypothyroidism and obesity).
INTENDED FOR RESEARCH USE ONLY
- Reagents provided – free testosterone standard (standard 0-5), microtiterwells, substrate solution, enzyme conjugate, stop solution, wash solution, free testosterone control (1 vial, 1 ml)
- Storage – All reagents to be stored at 2°C to 8°C in the dark
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