In men, it is performed when there are symptoms like-
- decreased sex drive
- erectile dysfunction.
- delayed puberty in boys (with symptoms like delay in development of muscles, lack of deepening of the voice, lack of body hair growth, or slow or delayed growth of testicles and penis).
- early puberty in a young boy (to rule out various tumors).
In females, it is performed when there are following symptoms-
- irregular or no menstrual periods
- appears to have masculine features, (such as excessive facial and body hair, male pattern baldness, and/or a manly voice).