At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
In children, to evaluate early or delayed sexual maturation (puberty)
When to Get Tested?
For women, when you are having difficulty getting pregnant or are having irregular or absence of menstrual periods
For men, when your partner cannot get pregnant, or you have a low sperm count, low muscle mass or decreased sex drive
When a health practitioner suspects that a child has delayed or earlier than expected sexual maturation
Test Preparation Needed?
None, but the timing of a woman's sample will be correlated with her menstrual cycle.