How long is testosterone detectable in urine?

Testosterone is a hormone that is part of a group called androgens. Testosterone is mainly secreted by the testes in men and by the ovaries in women. It can also be produced in small amounts by the adrenal glands in both men and women.
Testosterone can be detected in urine for different periods of time depending on several factors:

General testosterone urine detectability guidelines:

These timelines depend greatly on the factors listed above like dose, testing assay sensitivity and purpose of testing. There can be high variation among individuals.

Typical detection times in specific scenarios:

Factors that can shorten detection times:

Ways detection times may be extended:

In summary, testosterone remains detectable in urine anywhere from days to months depending on many variables. Detection windows are shorter with one-time low doses of oral preparations and longer with high-doses, implanted pellets or anti-doping screens.

Knowing the expected detection times based on the specific situation and being aware of individual factors that alter metabolism can help estimate the length testosterone may remain detectable in urine. Discussing planned usage and detection concerns with the prescribing physician can also provide personalized guidance.

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