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PRE-TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY PANEL

TEST COMPONENTS:

The Pre-Testosterone Therapy Panel consists of the following tests:

 

1.  Testosterone (Free/Total)

2.  Complete Blood Count

3.  Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)

4.  Estradiol

5.  Lipid Panel

6.  Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)

7.  Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) with reflex to Thyroid Hormone (T4/Free)

8.  Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)

 

PRICE: $299.00

*Price may vary by location – contact your local ANY LAB TEST NOW®

DESCRIPTION:

Testosterone is a male hormone that helps to maintain bone density, fat distribution, muscle strength and mass, red blood cell production, sex drive and sperm production.  As men age, levels of testosterone naturally decline by about 1% per year after age 30. Extremely low levels of testosterone may be caused by a disease (hypogonadism) in which the body isn’t able to produce enough of the hormone because of a problem with the testicles or the pituitary gland which promotes testosterone production.

When a decline in testosterone impacts the ability to function due to fatigue and low energy or an inability to achieve an erection, it may be time to consider androgen replacement therapy to replace the testosterone.  If you are considering this there are many bodily functions that need to be checked before you begin therapy.  If you have underlying issues that have not yet been diagnosed the increase in testosterone can cause serious health problems.

WHY DO I NEED IT?

Are you considering testosterone therapy due to low energy, low sex drive, physical changes or insomnia?

If you are considering androgen/testosterone replacement therapy you need to be aware of your overall health so that you are not surprised by new health problems that pop up once you begin therapy.  These screening may uncover underlying issues so that these can be treated before you begin therapy.  In some cases you will not be eligible to receive testosterone therapy if you have one of these conditions because they can cause serious symptoms and health issues.  These potential issues include:

  • Increased PSA levels and a risk of prostate cancer
  • Abnormal complete blood count which can indicate blood disorders or risk of blood clots and strokes
  • Fluid retention and swelling if kidney and/or liver function are previously compromised
  • Acne
  • Sleep apnea

 

WHAT TYPE OF DOCTOR SHOULD I SEE?

You should see your primary care physician.

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