Why Testosterone is so important?

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What is testosterone?

The main male sex hormone produced by the testes is testosterone. A simple testosterone test is done to assess testosterone levels in the body. It is in charge of creating traits that are uniquely male, such as body and facial hair, muscular power, a deep voice, etc. Additionally, the production of sperm requires testosterone. Despite being a hormone associated with male sex, women’s ovaries do produce a small quantity of testosterone. It works in conjunction with estrogen to support the growth and maintenance of reproductive tissues as well as bone mass.

What is normal values of testosterone test?

The normal level for a male is set as 246-836 ng/dL by the American Urological Association. Male and female testosterone levels are different. For women, the average testosterone levels range from 15 to 70 ng/dL. Anything below this range is termed as Low Testosterone.

What are the symptoms of low testosterone?

• Low sexual desire
• Erectile dysfunction
• Decrease in muscle mass
• Tiredness
• Hair Loss
• Mood Swing
• Depression
• Low bone density
• Poor concentration

What type of testosterone test are available? And what is the cost of testosterone test in Pune?

A simple blood test is done to assess total testosterone levels in the body. This test is recommended to be done in the morning session as testosterone levels are high during that period. As mentioned earlier, normal total testosterone range is  246-836 ng/dL.

Low testosterone levels can be due to issue with Pituitary gland. As it controls the production od testosterone in the testes by sending signals. Moderately high testosterone levels can be found in some young men and women.  An adrenal gland disease or even testicular cancer may cause abnormally high testosterone levels.

At Pro Diagnostics, Total Testosterone test is at just ₹500

You can also book a home visit for sample collection (call 9856620620 to book test)

In some cases, there are normal levels of Testosterone but still there are symptoms of deficiency. For this, FREE (Unbound) testosterone is assessed.

At Pro Diagnostics, FREE Testosterone test is at just ₹1500

To assess your medical conditions further some other investigations are also required, such as,

Sperm Analysis (₹600), Thyroid Profile (₹500), FSH, LH Test (₹400) etc.

All these pathology diagnostics tests are available at PRO diagnostics, Pune.

What are the causes of low testosterone?

  • Ageing
  • Injury to the testicles
  • Infection in testes
  • Trauma leading to head injury
  • Medications like corticosteroids and pain meds like opioid
  • Obesity and high body fat
  • Extreme weight loss
  • Overconsumption of alcohol
  • Drug abuse
  • Treatments for cancer, including radiation and chemotherapy
  • Emotional stress
  • Chronic illnesses including liver cirrhosis, hypothyroidism, uncontrolled type 2 diabetes mellitus, and kidney failure
  • Pituitary gland diseases like tumor and dysfunction
  • Genetic reasons like Klinefelter syndrome
  • Sleep apnea

Does Doctor prescription is required for testosterone test?

You do not require any doctor prescription to undergo testosterone test at Pro diagnostics. You can just call us or visit us to get this test done. Your sample will be processed at our central laboratory located pathology lab at Kothrud, Pune. After processing the sample, results are obtained and verified by our pathologist, Dr. Chaitrangi Paranjape. After which, your reports are shared with you digitally on your mobile phone via WhatsApp or email.

What are the treatments of low testosterone?

There is Testosterone replacement therapy which one can undergo with consultation of a doctor. Testosterone can be given through skin patch, gel, injection or as oral capsules.
One can even naturally increase the levels of testosterone through regular exercise, weight lifting, balanced diet with good amounts of onion, garlic and ginger. Good sleep and less mental stress also increase testosterone levels in the body.


Testosterone is very important for sex drive, and good mental & bone health. Simple exercise and diet routine can help you to improve testosterone in the body. A blood test can assess the levels of testosterone in the body. You can book test at home with just 3 simple steps, click here.

About Author -

Dr. Chaitrangi Paranjape MD Pathology

Dr. Chaitrangi Paranjape, MD Pathology, she is the owner and chief pathologist at PRO diagnostics , Pune. She has more than 10 years of experience and she has worked with many renowned diagnostic centers and medical institutes including Metropolis, Nucleus, Pioneer, Sunrise diagnostics, Bharti Vidyapeeth Medical college, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences. Currently she is also working at Institute of Infectious Diseases. At PRO diagnostics, with the use of modern technology, experienced phlebotomists and technicians, quick, accurate reporting is provided. At PRO diagnostics, all types of pathology tests of blood, urine, sputum are provided at best rates. Home sample collection facility is also available.

To book your tests, call at +91-9856620620 or www.prodiagnosticsindia.com

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Home Collection Services for blood samples are available at Pro Diagnostics, Pathology Lab.

You can book a home visit for blood sample collection in just 3 simple steps. Click here to watch the video or read here.

A doctor’s prescription is not mandatory to get the test done. You can also consult our expert doctor before you undergo any tests. Call us at 9856620620 for doctor consultation.

Dr. Chaitrangi Paranjape, is the chief consultant pathologist at Pro Diagnostics Pathology Lab Pune. She has more than 10+ years of experience in pathology.

Your blood samples or any pathological sample are processed at our central pathology at Kothrud. Get Direction.

Most of the reports are delivered to you within 12 hours from the time of sample collection.

Yes. We will send you a digital report via WhatsApp or email.

Yes. We do provide full body checkup in pune. You can read more about it in our health blog here.

You can check our services list here. (Following that, click Download Brochure to get test prices.)

Yes. We do all types of fluid pathology tests. To consult our doctor for pathology tests, contact us.