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Frequent inaccuracies in testosterone testing lead to call for standardization
Date:10/8/2010

to implement accuracy-based, calibrated testing across the community of assay providers and users;
  • The expert scientific and medical communities should work to:

    • define performance criteria that cover the full range of expected values, from children to adult males and females;
    • define reference intervals for testosterone in adults and children of both sexes; and
    • develop guidelines and protocols to ensure uniform patient preparation and handling of samples before they are assayed.

  • Third-party payers and health care organizations should promote the use of and enable payment for assays that have been standardized through the above mentioned efforts;
  • Funding entities, journals and others involved in research should support the standardization of assays; and
  • Manufacturers and laboratories should continue to develop new methodological approaches ensuring the sensitive, specific, accurate and cost-effective measurement of testosterone.

    "The recommendations in this consensus statement emphasize the need for the research, medical and industry communities to each play their part in improving testosterone assays," said Rosner. "High quality testosterone testing will not only provide for better patient care outcomes but will rein in the cost of health care as they will lessen the need for frequent retesting."

    The consensus statement has been endorsed by the following organizations:

    • American Association for Clinical Chemistry
    • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
    • Androgen Excess/PCOS Society
    • American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
    • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
    • American Urological Association
    • Association of Public Health Laboratories
    • The Endocrine Society
    • Laboratory Corporation of America
    • North American Menopause Society
    • Pediatric Endocrine Society (formerly known as Lawson Wilkins Pediatr
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    Contact: Aaron Lohr
    alohr@endo-society.org
    240-482-1380
    The Endocrine Society
    Source:Eurekalert

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