Male Hormone Replacement Therapy Blood Panel
Written by , Article reviewed and edited by Dr. Fine M.D..
Published on November 4th, 2018
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Male Blood Panel Work
Blood Work Panel
to be approved for Hormone Replacement Therapy with the Conscious
Evolution Institute, one of the most important aspects of your health
and hormone assessment is your Diagnostic Blood Panel. Your physician
will take a simple blood sample, which will be sent to LabCorp for
analysis. LabCorp is one of the largest and most professional blood
testing companies in the United States, and they will run a full
battery of tests upon your blood sample which will give our doctors a
comprehensive view of your health and hormone balance.
following is a list of important tests that will be performed on your
blood sample, and a brief description of how they will help our
professionals effectively evaluate your health status.
Tests in the Male Blood Work Panel
is an amino acid that the human body produces as it breaks down meat
products. It is very important to keep Homocysteine levels in check,
because elevated levels are associated with atherosclerosis, also
known as the hardening of the arteries. Elevated Homocysteine levels
increase the risk of a number of different heart and cardiovascular
conditions, including pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, heart
attack, and stroke.
Panel With LDL/HDL Ratio
tests are intended to analyze the health of your cardiovascular
system via the lipid concentrations in the blood stream. The Lipid
Panel measures four different aspects of lipid concentration:
Cholesterol is simply a value which represents the total level of all
forms of cholesterol in your blood stream. Total Cholesterol is
important for analyzing the ratio of healthy cholesterol to unhealthy
cholesterol. Maintaining a healthy ratio is important for protecting
Density Lipoproteins (LDL Cholesterol) are commonly referred to as
“Bad Cholesterol.” Optimal LDL Cholesterol Levels are under 100
milligrams/deciliter. Levels above this gradually increase the risk
of heart disease.
Density Lipoproteins (HDL Cholesterol) are commonly referred to as
“Good Cholesterol” Optimal HDL Cholesterol Levels are above 60
milligrams/deciliter. Levels at or above this level increase the
health and resiliency of the heart.
Triglyceride Levels (over 200 milligrams/deciliter) are associated
with an increased risk of heart disease.
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel is a collection of fourteen blood tests
which analyze your body's metabolic profile. Concentrations of the
following metabolites are measured:
– The level of sugar in the blood available for energy use.
– Essential for the proper function of the cardiovascular,
muscular, and neurological systems.
– the primary protein that is present in blood serum.
Protein – measures all proteins present in serum, including
– vital to muscle and nerve function
– vital to muscle function and healthy metabolism
Dioxide/Bicarbonate – preserves proper ph-balance throughout the
– maintains water and ph-balance
Phosphatase – Elevated levels associated with bone disorders and
Amino Transferase – Deficits of this hormone are a sign of liver
Amino Transferase – A deficiency of this hormone is another sign
of liver damage
– Waste produced by the liver when recycling and breaking down Red
Free and Total Tests
tests will directly analyze the concentrations of both Total
Testosterone and Free Testosterone in your blood stream. Free
Testosterone refers to Testosterone in your blood stream which is
unbound. Unbound Testosterone circulates through the blood stream
until it has been absorbed by Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin, which
transports it to target locations throughout the body. Total
Testosterone refers to all Testosterone, whether is bound or free.
measuring Free and Total Testosterone, it is possible to also analyze
the percentage of Testosterone which is being actively transported at
any given time. Although these tests cannot directly determine the
source of your Testosterone Deficiency, they provide clear evidence
of your Testosterone Levels which necessitate further investigation.
Growth Factor-1 Test
Growth Factor-1 (usually abbreviated IGF-1) is the most important
test that you will undergo with regard to your Human Growth Hormone
Production. It is difficult to directly test for HGH Production,
because Human Growth Hormone is absorbed by the liver and other
organs very quickly after it is released by the pituitary gland.
effective way to analyze HGH Production is by proxy via circulating
levels of IGF-1. IGF-1, unlike Human Growth Hormone, takes a few days
to be fully utilized and metabolized by the human body, causing its
concentration in the body to remain much more steady. If the
Hypothalamus does not produce enough IGF-1, this is a direct sign of
Hormone (frequently abbreviated FSH) is released by the pituitary
gland. Follicle-Stimulating Hormone is important for the proper
function of both the male and female sex organs. In men,
Follicle-Stimulating Hormone primarily has two different purposes: It
stimulates the production of Testosterone, and it stimulates the
production of semen. FSH Deficiency is a direct sign of Adult-Onset
Hormone (frequently abbreviated LH) is created by the pituitary gland
and plays a role in both male and female health. In men, Luteinizing
Hormone is directly responsible for the creation of Testosterone.
Luteinizing Hormone travels directly from the Pituitary Gland to the
Testes, where it stimulates the Testes to produce Testosterone. A
deficiency in Luteinizing Hormone is a strong sign of Age-Related
test is used in order to assess the level of Estrogen which is
produced by the male body. Estrogen is an important and vital aspect
of male physiology, just like Testosterone is important to female
physiology. Elevated levels of Estrogen are a sign of hormone
imbalance, however. Elevated levels of Estrogen are a sign of
Estrogen is also a symptom of obesity, which is one reason why
obesity has a strong correlation with Testosterone Deficiency.
Estradiol Testing is important because it shows both you and your
physician the impact that your Estrogen Levels are having on your
Blood Count With Differential/Platelet
Test measures levels of various blood cells which are associated with
a healthy functioning cardiovascular system. Generally, this blood
test measures the concentration of the following:
Blood Cells – These organelles transport oxygen throughout the
body. A protein known as hemoglobin binds oxygen to Red Blood Cells,
which are released once the cells reach their target locations.
After releasing oxygen, Red Blood Cells absorb carbon dioxide and
deliver it to the lungs for expiration.
Blood Cells – These cells, also known as immune cells or
leukocytes, are your body's primary line of defense in regard to
illness and infection. If White Blood Cell counts are high, this
shows that your body is fighting illness and disease. If they are
too low, this means that your body will have issues defending itself
from disease and illness.
– These organelles are produced by the bone marrow, and they
are responsible for the creation of blood clots which secure and
repair vessels in the cardiovascular system. Low platelet levels
will cause you to bleed and bruise easier, high levels of platelets
can significantly increase your risk of medical conditions such as
stroke and heart attack which are associated with blood clots.
– The Red Blood Cells use Hemoglobin in order to transport
oxygen to and from target cells. If the body is not producing enough
Hemoglobin, then the body is not receiving a sufficient level of
oxygen to ensure normal and healthy function.
– This test measures Red Blood Cell density. Abnormally low
levels of Hematocrit are associated with a number of medical
disorders including leukemia and anemia.
for Prostate-Specific Antigen. The PSA Test is vitally important
before undergoing Testosterone Replacement Therapy, because PSA is a
marker for Prostate Cancer. Prostate Cancer causes the prostate to
release elevated levels of PSA, which is one of the most effective
ways to diagnose Prostate Cancer. Patients with Prostate Cancer
should not take Testosterone or HGH Hormone Replacement Therapy.
It is also
important to undergo PSA Screening before starting Testosterone
Hormone Replacement Therapy because Testosterone HRT has the ability
to increase PSA levels even in the absence of Prostate Cancer. This
increase in PSA levels is completely harmless, and Testosterone
Replacement is not associated with an increased risk of Prostate or
is one of the primary stress hormones produced by the human body. The
adrenal glands secrete cortisol in response to a variety of different
stressors, including pain, anxiety, and fear. The human body needs a
certain level of Cortisol in order to function optimally and in order
to physiologically prepare us for certain situations. Cortisol
induces the fight-or-flight response which helps us keep ourselves
safe in high-pressure situations.
Cortisol levels are associated with a number of different medical
conditions, including Testosterone Deficiency and Adrenal Fatigue,
because when Cortisol production remains elevated for an extended
period of time, it prevents our bodies from effectively producing
other hormones necessary for optimal health.
DHEA is a
precursor Androgen Hormone produced in both the male and the female
body by the adrenal glands DHEA Deficiency is associated with a
number of different medical disorders associated with aging,
including Kidney Disease, Adrenal Deficiency, and Type-Two Diabetes.
This test also provides analysis with regard to the overall health
and functional capacity of the adrenal glands.
A1C is also known as Glycated Hemoglobin. The Hemoglobin A1C test is
a very effective way to determine blood sugar levels over time. The
concentration of Glycated Hemoglobin in the blood stream is
correlated very strongly with underlying Glucose Levels. This test
provides our physicians with another means to analyze your body's
ability to process and transport glucose, and can provide evidence of
insulin-resistance associated with Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes.
Panel with Thyroid Stimulating Hormone Test
test is used in order to assess the production of a variety of
hormones associated with the proper function of the Thyroid Gland.
Thyroid Hormones are central to energy and metabolism. Generally, the
Thyroid Panel measures the following hormones:
Stimulating Hormone (TSH) – This hormone is released by the
hypothalamus and encourages the Thyroid Gland to produce Thyroxine
Thyroxine (T4) – This test shows exactly how much Thyroxine is
present in your blood stream. This test measures both Thyroxine
bound to Thyroxine-Binding Globulin and Thyroxine circulating freely
through the blood stream.
Thyroxine (FT4) – This test provides an assessment of the
level of unbound Thyroxine that is present in the blood stream.
Tri-iodothyronine (T3) – This test provides an analysis of the
level and percentage of unbound Tri-iodothyronine present in the
blood stream. Like Thyronine, Tri-iodothyronine binds to
Thyroxine-Binding Globulin. T3 is like a more potent and active
version of Thyroxine.
the most important hormone with regard to glucose metabolism. The
pancreas secretes insulin in response to consuming carbohydrates.
Insulin takes glucose in the blood stream and delivers it to target
locations all throughout the body. Under certain circumstances, the
human body can actually develop a resistance to insulin. When the
body develops a resistance to insulin, then it is no longer able to
transport glucose through the body as well as its needed.
glucose is a vitally important energy resource, it actually has
poisonous effects on the body when sugar levels remain excessively
high in the blood stream. This is known as Type-Two Diabetes. The
Fasting Insulin Test is used in order to evaluate the body's insulin
production, allowing our medical physician to assess your Diabetes
body requires a number of different nutrients in order to function in
a healthy way. Among these important nutrients is iron. Iron is an
incredibly important nutrient, and it plays a powerful role in
maintaining healthy metabolism and energy levels. The human body uses
a molecule known as ferritin in order to effectively store iron, and
the Serum Ferritin Test is administered in order to make sure that
the body is producing a sufficient level of Ferritin. If levels of
this molecule are too low in the blood stream, this produces symptoms
of fatigue and tiredness associated with anemia.
Hormone-Binding Globulin Test
Hormone-Binding Globulin, also referred to as SHBG, is a glycoprotein
which is responsible for the delivery of sex hormones throughout the
body. If your body isn't producing enough SHBG, the Testosterone,
Estrogen, and other sex hormones that your body makes won't be able
to be delivered to target locations as effectively. SHBG is secreted
by the liver and circulates through the blood stream.
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