This comprehensive male panel combines 10 blood tests to help evaluate health and wellness in several areas including metabolic function, hormone activity, cardiovascular health, and tissue and organ health.
Male Initial Blood Test Includes:
- Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
- Lipid Panel
- Testosterone Free & Total
- CBC W/Diff
- Thyroid Panel
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 platletts, 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—The hormone testosterone is critical for the development of secondary sex characteristics, sexual health and reproduction, strength and stamina, and the formation of muscle and bone mass. 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 (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 aids in healthy sperm cells and reproductive health in males.
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.
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