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ea0073aep592 | Reproductive and Developmental Endocrinology | ECE2021

Spuriously high testosterone concentrations testosterone gel users: A marker for detection

Schaper Sophie , Wiepjes Chantal , den Heijer Martin , Beukhof Carolien , Heijboer Annemieke C

ContextContamination of collected blood samples by application of testosterone gel near the venipuncture site can cause spuriously elevated serum testosterone concentrations. Often this will be detected only in case of extreme discrepancies between lab result and clinical effects. Because in vitro testosterone cannot be metabolized as the testosterone in vivo we hypothesized that measuring estradiol, as a metabolite of testosterone after aromati...