When to Check Testosterone for Younger Men

mandrIf you have erectile dysfunction, most doctors recommend getting your testosterone levels checked between 8 and 11 in the morning because the levels are usually highest during that 3-hour period. However, a new study featured in the Journal of Urology’s July issue revealed that these variations only occurred in men under the age of 45.

The team of researchers, including lead author Dr. Charles Welliver, a fellow at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, studied test records from 1985-2004 of more than 2500 men ages 26-84 at a erectile dysfunction clinic. They broke the participants into several age groups as well as two time groups, those who had testosterone levels measured from 7-9 a.m. and those who had their levels checked between 9 a.m. and noon. Despite previous assumptions that time made a difference for the testosterone levels of any men with erectile dysfunction, this recent study showed that timing was mostly irrelevant except for men under 45.

“As long as the draw is done before 2 p.m.,” Dr. Welliver said, “the value is still considered valid, except for the youngest two groups of men seen in this study.”

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