CDC Testosterone Standardization Project - A Progress Report
Mon 3:30 PM - Track 1: Testosterone Measurement By Mass Spec
Hubert Vesper
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Testosterone assays are widely used in clinical research, epidemiological studies, and patient care. Deficiencies in these assays limit their broad and effective implementation. In 2007, the Clinical Chemistry Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention responded to this problem by starting a project to standardize testosterone testing. It implemented a formal standardization program for laboratories and assay manufactures and worked with the Endocrine Society and other professional organizations on developing and action plan to improve testosterone testing and thus patient care, research and public health activities. This presentation provides a progress report and informs on upcoming activities.