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Hormone Testing for Men

Hormone Panel for Males

Price: $176.49

The Hormone Panel for Males can be used as an initial screen to determine if treatment with bioidentical hormone replacement is needed. Once a decision to start therapy is made, many physicians order a more comprehensive panel to establish a comprehensive baseline hormone status as well as for safety monitoring at periodic intervals. Significant deviations from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.

Please Note: Female patients ordering this panel will not receive the PSA test due to ordering restrictions.


Includes:
Lipid Profile: Cholesterol, total; high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol; low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (calculation); triglycerides; very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) cholesterol (calculation).
Complete Blood Count (CBC) with Differential: (Hematocrit; hemoglobin; mean corpuscular volume (MCV); mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH); mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC); red cell distribution width (RDW); percentage and absolute differential counts; platelet count; red cell count; white blood cell count; immature granulocytes)
Estradiol, Sensitive
Insulin-Like Growth Factor I (IGF-I)

Comprehensive Metabolic Profile (CMP) (includes eGFR): (A:G ratio; albumin, serum; alkaline phosphatase, serum; ALT (SGPT); AST (SGOT); bilirubin, total; BUN; BUN:creatinine ratio; calcium, serum; carbon dioxide, total; chloride, serum; creatinine, serum; globulin, total; glucose, serum; potassium, serum; protein, total, serum; sodium, serum.)
Testosterone, Free (Equilibrium Ultrafiltration) With Total Testosterone
Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)

Thyroid Profile w/ TSH: Free Thyroxine Index (FTI);Thyroxine (T4); Thyroid Hormone Binding Ratio (T3 Uptake); Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH)


Patient Instructions: Patient should fast for 12-14 hours before collection of the specimen. If using a testosterone cream please be sure you have not rubbed any into the antecubital area of your arm for the last 24 hours as it can give elevated results. For accurate test results, no ejaculation during the 24 hours preceding the test.

Estimated turnaround for results is 7 business days. If confirmation testing is required, the estimated time may be extended.
   

Male Hormone Optimization Panel

Price: $436.99

The Male Hormone Optimization Panel assists in obtaining a comprehensive overview of the hormones contributing to aging in males, and is also used to monitor the progress of levels in men receiving hormone replacement therapies. Additionally, this panel provides a workup of the general health of a patient. A significant deviation from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.


Includes:
Complete Blood Count (CBC) with Differential: (Hematocrit; hemoglobin; mean corpuscular volume (MCV); mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH); mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC); red cell distribution width (RDW); percentage and absolute differential counts; platelet count; red cell count; white blood cell count; immature granulocytes)
Comprehensive Metabolic Profile (CMP) (includes eGFR): (A:G ratio; albumin, serum; alkaline phosphatase, serum; ALT (SGPT); AST (SGOT); bilirubin, total; BUN; BUN:creatinine ratio; calcium, serum; carbon dioxide, total; chloride, serum; creatinine, serum; globulin, total; glucose, serum; potassium, serum; protein, total, serum; sodium, serum.)
Cortisol, serum
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) Sulfate
Estradiol
Follicle-stimulating Hormone (FSH)
Luteinizing Hormone (LH)
Hemoglobin (Hgb) A1c
Insulin-Like Growth Factor I (IGF-I)
Lipid Profile:
Cholesterol, total; high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol; low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (calculation); triglycerides; very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) cholesterol (calculation).
Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)
Sex Hormone binding Globulin, Serum (SHBG)
Testosterone, Free (Direct) With Total Testosterone, LC/MS-MS
Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
Thyroxine Free (FT4)
Tri-iodothyronine Free (FT3)
Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy


Patient Instructions: Patient should fast for 12 hours preceding collection of specimen. For accurate test results, no ejaculation during the 24 hours preceding the test. If using a testosterone cream please be sure you have not rubbed any into the antecubital area of your arm for the last 24 hours as it can give elevated results. Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy is not the same as calcitriol or 1,25 dihydroxy. Calcitriol/Vitamin D, 1,25 Dihydroxy must be ordered separately.

Estimated turnaround for results is 7 business days. If confirmation testing is required, the estimated time may be extended.
   

Male Hormone Optimization Checkup

Price: $226.99

The Male Hormone Optimization Checkup helps to provide a comprehensive overview of the hormones which play a role in the aging of males. It is also used to monitor the progress of levels in men receiving hormone replacement therapies. A significant deviation from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.


Includes:
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) Sulfate
Insulin-Like Growth Factor I (IGF-I)
Testosterone, Free (Direct) With Total Testosterone, LC/MS-MS
Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
Thyroxine Free (FT4)
Tri-iodothyronine Free (FT3)
Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy


Patient Instructions: If using a testosterone cream please be sure you have not rubbed any into the antecubital area of your arm for the last 24 hours as it can give elevated results. Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy is not the same as calcitriol or 1,25 dihydroxy. Calcitriol/Vitamin D, 1,25 Dihydroxy must be ordered separately.

Estimated turnaround for results is 7 business days. If confirmation testing is required, the estimated time may be extended.
   


What is a Male Hormone Panel?

A Male Hormone Panel provides information on the amount of essential hormones present in a male patient, which are crucial in supporting the health and wellness of an individual. The panel can be used as an initial screening of a patient’s hormone status, and also as a method of determining the effectiveness of hormone replacement therapies currently being applied to a male patient. In addition, some panels include a workup of the general health of an individual in order to assess their overall health status.

Who May Need a Male Hormone Panel?

Men who are experiencing any variety of symptoms commonly associated with lower testosterone and other hormone levels, such as depression, bone loss, erectile dysfunction, memory loss, weight gain, or an enlarged prostate, can benefit from having a Male Hormone Panel performed. Also, those who are already undergoing hormone replacement therapy for any of these conditions, or others which are related, can use the test to determine the effectiveness of these treatments.

What Should I Expect from My Male Hormone Panel?

Along with giving patients and physicians a general view of the health status of a male , a Male Hormone Panel also offers specific information on the levels of hormones critical to maintaining optimal health in men. These tests give a detailed examination of a patient’s general adrenal and testosterone-related health, which are vital contributors to fertility, libido, and increased muscle mass.

Learn More About Male Hormones

Your sense of well-being -- your body's ability to respond and function normally -- depends on various organ systems. The organ systems most affected by aging are:

  • cardiovascular system: heart and blood vessels
  • genitourinary system: kidneys, bladder, genitals, and sexual organs (penis, testicles, and prostate)
  • musculoskeletal system: bones, muscles, and joints
  • skin and connective tissues beneath the skin

To function properly, these organ systems depend on:

  • a good circulatory system that supplies blood to carry oxygen, nutrients, and hormones (chemicals made by the body) to the tissues of the body
  • a healthy nervous system, which ensures an alert mind, good sight and hearing, and efficient response to other bodily needs such as respiration (breathing) and digestion

The health and well-being of men over 45 years old depend largely on whether they have in the past:

  • gotten adequate sleep and exercise
  • eaten healthy foods
  • avoided abuse of nonprescribed drugs, alcohol, and tobacco

Changes in Male Body Systems

Men who are not very active lose muscle mass and flexibility as they age. However, you can keep your muscles strong and improve your health by keeping active and exercising regularly. Talk with your health care provider before starting a new exercise program.

Skin changes with age. It grows thinner, takes longer to heal when injured, gets wrinkles, and loses some of its elastic quality. Many changes to the skin that seem to be from aging are actually caused by over-exposure to the sun. Wearing a 30 SPF or higher sunscreen now can help prevent skin damage and problems later in life.

Changes in vision and hearing usually are a part of aging. As you age, your vision may slowly decrease. Glasses, or possibly surgery, can often correct the cause for this. Hearing loss may develop gradually and often goes untreated. It is important to have your vision and hearing checked each year.

You may need to adjust the medicines you take, and limit the amount of alcohol you drink to no more than 1 drink per day. As you age, these substances stay in your system longer.

Changes in Male Hormones

Testosterone levels decrease normally with age. This may cause men to have erectile problems or to lose interest in sex. Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) may improve sex drive, sexual performance, energy, and mood. It is also said to help build bone and muscle mass. TRT is available as pills, patches, gels, creams, shots, or it can be implanted under the skin.
TRT may not be right for you if you have high cholesterol, heart disease, or are at risk for prostate cancer. TRT may enlarge the prostate or increase your risk for prostate cancer. Take testosterone only if your health care provider approves. Men taking testosterone should be examined for signs of a tender or enlarged prostate. If you have a family history of prostate cancer, you may want to have a PSA (prostate specific antigen) test.

Aging and Sexual Response

As men grow older, many continue to have active, enjoyable sexual lives. However, some men find the quickness and intensity of their sexual responses decreased:

  • Erections during sleep and at the time of waking are less frequent.
  • The erection takes longer to achieve and is usually less rigid.
  • Penetration can be difficult without a lubricant.
  • An erection is more easily lost.
  • Ejaculation is less forceful in older men and may become seepage.

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