A female testosterone blood test is a diagnostic tool used to measure the level of testosterone in a woman's blood. Testosterone is a hormone produced by the ovaries and adrenal glands. Abnormal levels of testosterone can be a sign of certain medical conditions, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). A healthcare provider may order this test to help diagnose these conditions or to monitor the effectiveness of treatment.
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