This panel is a combination of common health test panels for men that measure and evaluate the body as a whole. It covers a broad scope, including inflammation markers, vitamin and mineral balance, sugar and lipid control, immune function, thyroid function, as well as essential hormones a woman should have tested.
- General Health Markers:
- Complete Blood Count (CBC) With Differential – CBC is used to assess your general health status and to screen for, diagnose, or monitor a variety of diseases and conditions that affect blood cells, such as anemia, infection, inflammation, bleeding disorder or cancer. The panel is also used to monitor erythrocytosis (increased Red Blood Cell Mass) during testosterone replacement therapy.
- Metabolic Panel (14), Comprehensive – This panel measures your sugar level, electrolyte and fluid balance, kidney function and liver function
- Lipid Panel With Total Cholesterol:HDL Ratio – Lipid profile testing is used to help determine your risk of heart disease along with other factors such as age, family history, cigarette smoking, diet, exercise, weight, blood pressure, and diabetes.
- Hemoglobin A1C (HbA1C) – HbA1C is the average of blood sugar for the 3 months prior to the blood test and evaluates long-term blood sugar control. Serum glucose reacts with important proteins in the body rendering them nonfunctional through a process called glycation.
- Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy – Vitamin D is important to every cell and tissue throughout the body. Form proper immune function and bone density to heart health and mood disorders, vitamin D is critical for optimal health
- Cardiac Markers:
- Homocysteine, Plasma – Homocysteine is an independent risk factor for coronary heart disease. High blood levels may directly damage the delicate endothelial cells that line the inside of arteries and result in vascular inflammation, blood clot formation, and arterial plaque rupture.
- C-Reactive Protein (CRP), High Sensitivity – The CRP blood test measures the level of systemic inflammation. Uncontrolled systemic inflammation places you at risk for many degenerative diseases like heart disease or stroke.
- Steroid Hormones:
- Testosterone Free/Total – Known as the feel-good hormone, testosterone helps maintain a man’s bone density, fat distribution, muscle strength, sex drive, mood, energy, sperm production, and many more.
- Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) – DHT is a more potent form of testosterone required for male sexual development.
- Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) Sulfate – DHEA is produced primarily by the adrenal glands. It is the most abundant steroid hormone in the human body. It is the building block in the production of Testosterone. DHEA plays a fundamental role in hormone balance, as well as supporting one’s immune function, energy, mood, and maintenance of muscle and bone mass.
- Estradiol, Sensitive – The primary female sex hormone, estradiol is a form of estrogen that is also present in males. o Thyroid Hormones:
- Thyroid-stimulating Hormone (TSH) – TSH is a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland. TSH stimulates the thyroid gland to produce thyroxine (T4) and ultimately triiodothyronine (T3).
- Prostate-specific Antigen (PSA), Free:Total Ratio – PSA is produced exclusively by cells of the prostate gland. PSA is a useful screening test for benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) and prostate cancer development. Activities stimulating to the prostate performed within 48 hours may elevate PSA (ejaculation, bike riding, heavy lifting, etc.). The Free:Total PSA ratio helps to determine the relative risk of prostate cancer. The higher the ratio, the lower the probability of finding prostate cancer