This basic male hormone test includes:
Produced mainly by the adrenal glands, DHEA is the most abundant steroid hormone in the human body. DHEA plays a significant role in hormone balance, as well as supporting immune function, energy, mood, the maintenance of muscle and bone mass. Considering orally administered DHEA is mostly converted to DHEA-S, along with the fact that DHEA-S levels tend to be more stable in blood than DHEA, a measurement of DHEA-S is preferable to DHEA.
This primary female sex hormone, estradiol is related estrogen that is also present in men. Men having high levels of estrodiol tend to present with excessive abdominal fat, enlargement of the prostate and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Low levels of Estradiol is associated with osteoporosis in men.
Recognized as the feel-good hormone, testosterone helps with the maintenance of bone density, fat distribution, muscle strength, sex drive, mood, energy, sperm production and so much more.
PSA is produced exclusively by cells in the prostate gland. PSA is useful in screening for benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) and prostate cancer development.
The base male hormone blood tests for the hormones crucial to a males health. As a man enters into his andropause years, the production of dehydroepiandrosterone DHEA, free total testosterone and other hormones important for maintain vitality increasingly declines, while PSA and estrogen rise.
Fasting for the basic male hormone panel blood test is not necessary. Take all prescription medications as directed. If you are using hormone supplements, we suggest taking them 2 hours prior to having your blood drawn to observe peak hormone levels.
Basic male hormone panel blood tests are best taken in the morning hours before 11am. Note: Activities stimulating to the prostrate performed within 48 hours may elevate PSA levels in the blood. ( ejaculation, bike riding, heavy lifting, etc.)