Analytes - testosterone

testosterone: CAS No. 58-22-0, C19H28O2, molecular weight 288.41, melting point 155°C, vapor pressure 0.00mm Hg at 25°C, non flammable, slightly water soluble is a white crystalline solid prepared synthetically by conversion of other steroids such as cholesterol. The important intermediate dehydroandrosterone is efficiently transformed into testosterone by microbial processes. It is an androgenic steroid; the male sex hormone produced by the testis. It has six times the androgenic activity of its metabolic product, androsterone. It is used as an anabolic steroid, a muscle-building compound. It is most often measured in blood plasma, urine and commercial preparations using GC/MS and HPLC to detect the presence of illegal steroids.