The Continued Testosterone Therapy Panel consists of the following tests:
1. Testosterone (Free/Total)
2. Complete Blood Count (CBC)
3. Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
5. Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)
AM I REQUIRED TO FAST FOR THIS LAB TEST?
Yes. You must fast at least eight (8) hours prior to having your specimen collected.
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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.
WHY DO I NEED IT?
Are you on testosterone therapy?
If you are taking androgen/testosterone replacements you should monitor the levels of testosterone in your blood. This test will help you to track the effectiveness of the treatment.
Testosterone is important for muscle and bone growth and strength and for sexual functioning. Too much can cause serious health issues such as increased risk of prostate cancer, increased risk of blood clots or stroke, acne and sleep apnea.
OTHER RELEVANT TESTS:
Customers who consider the Continued Testosterone Therapy Panel may want to consider the Liver Function (Hepatic) Panel or the Vitamin B-12 Test to get a better picture of their overall health and how testosterone therapy is impacting other bodily systems.
TESTOSTERONE, FREE (MALE):
|18-69 years||35-155 pg/mL|
|70-89 years||30-135 pg/mL|
TESTOSTERONE TOTAL:TESTOSTERONE, FREE (FEMALE):
|≥18 years||250-1100 ng/dL|
Complete Blood Count
Please see CBC using the Test Finder for test value ranges
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
Please see Comprehensive Metabolic Panel for test value ranges
Men should have Estradiol levels lower or equal to 29 mL. In women, the level is determined by where you are in your menstrual cycle. Women’s ranges are below:
Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)
Levels of 4.0 ng/mL and less are considered to be normal.
HIGH RESULTS INDICATE:
High results will depend upon the specific test.
LOW RESULTS INDICATE:
Low results will depend upon the specific test.
WHAT TYPE OF DOCTOR SHOULD I SEE?
You should see your primary care physician.
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