This is the amount of testosterone that is unattached or unbound to other proteins and “free” for use in your body. Free testosterone is also referred to as bio-available testosterone.
Should You Get Your Free Testosterone Tested?
Yes! Your Total Testosterone level will tell us how much testosterone you have, but that isn’t worth much if we don’t measure your Free Testosterone level so we know how much of your testosterone is available for your body to use. A man can have what is considered “normal” Total Testosterone levels, but if his Free Testosterone levels are low he still may be feeling symptoms
related to hypogonadism (low testosterone). It is very important to measure Free Testosterone because men with low Free Testosterone levels can lose their sex drive, suffer bone loss or become infertile.
Be informed. This is your health and quality of life. Make sure you are working with an expert in the field who specializes in testosterone replacement therapy for men.