Testosterone– is responsible for many essential characteristics and functions within the male body. Testosterone is usually found in the blood of both men and woman. A testosterone test can help you determine if your testosterone level is within the normal range for your age.
This test measures the total level of testosterone in the body, which is one of the factors responsible for regulating sex drive (libido), bone mass, fat distribution, muscle mass, and production of red blood cells and sperm.
Note: This testosterone test is only clinically appropriate for men. If you are a woman seeking a testosterone test, you should contact your healthcare provider.
Lipids– (also known as fatty substances) can tell you a lot about the state of your overall health. For example, high levels of “bad” or LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol can build up in the walls of your arteries and increase your risk for heart disease; however, high levels of “good” or HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol can reduce your risk by removing excess LDL from the body.
This cholesterol and lipids panel measures the fatty substances used in the body as energy that contribute to heart health (including cholesterol and triglycerides) to help assess the risk of heart disease.
CRP-Inflammation is part of the body’s natural defense mechanism in response to injury, infection, or irritants to combat and fix the damage or effect.
This test measures (at high sensitivity) the level of C-reactive protein: a substance made by the liver in response to inflammation, which may indicate the presence of an illness, injury, or infection. Elevated CRP levels are associated with several diseases and conditions including diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and cancer.
Note: CRP levels can be elevated from recent injury, illnesses, or infection. Further testing may be required to determine the source of CRP elevation,
Hemoglobin A1C-Your blood sugar acts a critical barometer when it comes to your health, as elevated blood sugar levels are often indicative of prediabetes and diabetes: a serious disease that can ultimately affect the health and function of other parts of the body including your nervous system, eyes, and kidneys.
This HbA1c (hemoglobin A1c) test provides a measure of your average blood sugar level over an extended period (typically 8-12 weeks) and is a useful tool for both detecting and/or monitoring diabetes. Standard glucose tests can only measure sugar levels in the blood at the time the sample is collected.
TSH-Your thyroid is essential to your health and wellbeing. From how fast your heart beats to how quickly your body burns calories, your thyroid directly influences factors as subtle as your mood and as vital as your fertility.
This test measures thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH): a hormone that stimulates the thyroid to produce T4 (thyroxine) and T3 (triiodothyronine), two hormones that play a critical role in controlling the body’s metabolism. Typically, changes in your thyroid hormones can result in significant changes to your TSH level, indicating potential problems related to the function of your thyroid.
ALT-Alanine aminotransferase (ALT):
An enzyme found mostly in the cells of the liver and kidney.
PSA-The PSA test is a blood test used primarily to screen for prostate cancer.
The test measures the amount of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in your blood. PSA is a protein produced by both cancerous and noncancerous tissue in the prostate, a small gland that sits below the bladder in males.