Men’s health refers to a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, as experienced by men, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
The tests provide men with a wide range of tests designed to give them a broad overview of their health. It includes blood counts, metabolic panel which includes kidney and liver functions as well as heart health and hormone information.
Basic Men's Health Panel
This panel includes urinalysis, a complete blood count, serum electrolytes, thyroid hormone, cholesterol, a measure indicating diabetes or pre-diabetes, and PSA. This panel is useful for identifying indicators of common problems including kidney disease, thyroid disease, heart disease, and prostate hypertrophy or prostate cancer.
Comprehensive Men's Health Panel
This panel includes the basic men’s health panel and includes measures of testosterone, sex hormones, and indicators of liver & heart disease disease including blood counts and metabolic panels.
Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)
The prostate gland is a critical element in men’s sexual health by contributing to the fluids that carry semen. Over time, it can grow and impair urinary function.
This test will check for an enlarged prostate in men between the ages of 55 – 69 and others who are at high risk for prostate cancer. A level of 4.0 to 10.0 ng/mL is suspicious and might suggest the possibility of prostate cancer. It is associated with a 25% chance of having prostate cancer. 10.0 ng/mL and above is dangerous and should be discussed with your doctor immediately. It is associated with a 50% chance of having prostate cancer.
This test is meant for individuals wanting to track PSA without the other components included in the other Men’s health panels.
Prostate Specific Antigen (Free and Total)
PSA traveling alone is called free PSA. The free-PSA test measures the percentage of unbound PSA; the PSA test measures the total of both free and bound PSA. Prostate cancer can raise PSA levels, but so can other conditions. These include an enlarged prostate, prostatitis, and advancing age.
A total PSA test measures all the PSA, including the antigens that are bound and those that are floating freely. A free PSA test only measures the amount of PSA that is floating freely in the bloodstream, without being bound to a different protein. Both tests are used to diagnose prostate issues.
The most frequently used PSA test is the total PSA, which measures the sum of cPSA and fPSA in the blood. The PSA test may be used as a tumor marker to screen for and to monitor prostate cancer. The goal of screening is to detect prostate cancer while it is still confined to the prostate.
The normal range of free PSA measures PSA in nanograms of PSA per milliliter (ng/mL) of blood. But if you have no symptoms, the usual guidelines for total PSA levels are: Safe. Zero to 2.0 ng/mL.
Testosterone Therapy Panel
Testosterone is a hormone commonly produced mostly in males. It contributes to the management of sex drive and sperm generation, bone mass, muscle mass, fat distribution, and strength levels. This test is meant for individuals wanting to track testosterone levels without the other components in the other Men’s health panels.
- The Testosterone Free Serum with Total Test will determine the testosterone level in your blood, both that which is floating freely and that which is bound to blood-based hormones.
- This test will give the patient a better understanding of their risk of infertility, erectile issues, and bone health problems.