Male Complete Plus Blood Work
This male complete Blood Work panel combines 17 blood tests to help evaluate health and wellness in several areas including metabolic function, hormone activity, cardiovascular health, and tissue and organ health.
Male Complete Plus Blood Work Includes:
- Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
- Lipid Panel
- Testosterone Free & Total
- CBC W/Diff
- Thyroid Panel
- Hemoglobin A1C
- Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy
- DHT (Dihydrotestosterone)
Iron—The trace element, iron is necessary for the production of red blood cells that transport oxygen to organs and tissues throughout the body.
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel—This panel combines a number of tests to help evaluate organ and metabolic function. In addition to counting white and red blood cells and platelets, a comprehensive metabolic panel includes tests for metabolism including total protein, globulin and albumin. Tests for alanine aminotransferase (ALT), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) help evaluate liver function. A test for the liver waste product, bilirubin is also included in the comprehensive metabolic panel. This may help diagnose or rule out anemia or jaundice.
Lipid Panel—Lipids are fats found in the blood that significantly affect cardiac health. The lipid panel measures cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the body.
Testosterone Free & Total—This sex hormone, together with estrogen is necessary for bone growth and the health of reproductive tissue. This test measures both free and bound levels of the androgen.
IGF-1 (Insulin-like Growth Factor-1)—This test evaluates levels of the IGF-1 hormone produced in the liver that helps regulate muscle mass and bone density.
PSA—PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)—This test is used to evaluate prostate health in men. It is commonly used as a screening tool for possible prostate cancer.
CBC W/Diff (Complete Blood Count (CBC) with Differential)—This test measures both red and white blood cells, hematocrit, hemoglobin and platelet levels. This test is widely used for an overall wellness check and to help screen for a number of conditions.
Estradiol—This estrogen hormone is necessary for reproduction and reproductive tissue growth. It also supports growth of oocyte cells in the ovary.
Cortisol—This hormone, often referred to as the stress hormone is produced in the adrenal glands and regulated through pituitary function. Cortisol helps the body respond to stressful situations and is needed to help regulate metabolism, blood sugar, immune system function, and blood pressure.
Thyroid Panel—The thyroid panel is used to help evaluate thyroid function and diagnose various thyroid disorders. Tests for T3, T4, T7, TSH, and Total T3 are included in the thyroid panel.
DHEA-Sulfate—Dehydroepiandrosterone is a male androgen secreted by the adrenal glands and found in the blood. The DHEA-Sulfate test measures levels of sulfated DHEA for the purposes of evaluating adrenal function. Low levels of DHEA-S are associated with sexual dysfunction in both sexes as well as diabetes and osteoporosis.
CRP—C-reactive protein (CRP) is a key test biomarker for inflammation in the body. As a response to inflammation, the liver produces this acute phase reactant.
Estrone— Estrone is an estrogen produced in fat cells of both sexes. Elevated estrone levels in men can contribute to prostate enlargement.
Hemoglobin A1C—The A1C blood test is used to diagnose both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The test specifically reflects the percentage of hemoglobin covered with sugar.
IGF-BP3—Insulin-like Growth Factor-binding Protein 3 (IGFBP-3)—This test helps detect abnormal growth hormone production and pituitary gland dysfunction. In younger individuals it is often used to diagnose growth hormone deficiencies causing short stature.
Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy—This test is done to determine whether vitamin D levels are normal, elevated, or low. Bone weakness is associated with vitamin D deficiency.
DHT (Dihydrotestosterone)—Low levels of this androgen sex steroid and hormone in men are associated with gynecomastia (enlarged breasts) and elevated risk for prostate tumors.
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