Hormone Health, Men – Advanced

Original price was: $1,724.38.Current price is: $318.95.

The Hormone Health, Men – Advanced panel is a thorough and comprehensive assessment designed for evaluating a broad spectrum of hormones that influence men’s health and well-being. This panel includes crucial tests for adrenal, thyroid, and reproductive hormones, along with markers for growth and metabolism.

Collection Method: Blood Draw

Specimen Type: Serum

Test Preparation: Fasting Specimen is Required. Specimen must be collected before 9 am.



When and Why to Order the Hormone Health, Men – Advanced Panel

Healthcare providers might order the Hormone Health, Men – Advanced panel for men presenting symptoms suggestive of hormonal imbalances, such as fatigue, mood changes, weight gain or loss, libido changes, or fertility issues. This panel is also beneficial for monitoring the efficacy of hormone therapy, evaluating endocrine function, and providing insights into conditions like metabolic syndrome, thyroid disorders, and androgen deficiency.

Test Preparation:

Overnight fasting is required. Specimen must be collected before 9 am.

Specific to Growth Hormone: Random growth hormone collection should be performed on fasting patients who have rested for at least 30 minutes prior to collection

Specific to Cortisol AM: The test is not recommended when the patient is receiving prednisone/prednisolone therapy due to cross-reactivity with the antibody used in this test.

Specific to TSH: Specimen collection after fluorescein dye angiography should be delayed for at least 3 days. For patients on hemodialysis, specimen collection should be delayed for 2 weeks.

What the Hormone Health, Men – Advanced Panel Checks For

Each test within this panel offers critical insights:

  • Cortisol AM: Measures morning cortisol levels, indicating adrenal function and stress response.
  • DHEA Sulfate: Assesses levels of DHEA, a precursor to sex hormones, reflecting adrenal health.
  • Estradiol: Evaluates the primary form of estrogen in men, important for bone health and hormonal balance.
  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone: Measures FSH, crucial for sperm production.
  • Growth Hormone: Assesses GH, important for muscle mass, bone density, and metabolism.
  • Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1: Indicates GH activity by measuring IGF-1 levels.
  • Insulin: Helps evaluate insulin production and risk for insulin resistance.
  • Luteinizing Hormone: LH levels are crucial for testosterone production and overall reproductive health.
  • PSA Total: Screens for prostate health, including benign prostate enlargement and prostate cancer.
  • Sex Hormone Binding Globulin: Influences the availability of testosterone and estrogen.
  • Thyroid Tests (T3 FreeT3 UptakeT4 Free, T4 Free Index (T7), T4 Total): Provide a comprehensive overview of thyroid health and function.
  • Testosterone Free and Total: Measures both free and bound levels of testosterone, key for sexual function, muscle mass, and mood regulation.
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone: A primary indicator of thyroid health, influencing metabolism and energy levels.

Deepening Your Health Insights with the Hormone Health, Men – Comprehensive Panel

For those seeking the most in-depth analysis of their hormonal health, the Hormone Health, Men – Comprehensive panel ($379.95) extends beyond the Advanced panel by including Hemoglobin A1c, Prolactin, and QuestAssureD 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Total with D2 and D3. This panel not only covers the full spectrum of hormone balance and endocrine function but also adds critical markers for metabolic health, bone density, and overall well-being, offering a holistic view of men’s health.

Conditions Detected by the Hormone Health, Men – Advanced Panel

The Hormone Health, Men – Advanced panel can identify a range of conditions:

  • Endocrine Disorders: Such as thyroid imbalances, adrenal dysfunction, and pituitary gland abnormalities.
  • Metabolic Syndrome: Insulin and IGF-1 levels can indicate metabolic health and the risk of diabetes.
  • Reproductive Health Issues: Including low testosterone, erectile dysfunction, and infertility, linked to LH, FSH, and testosterone levels.
  • Prostate Health: PSA levels are crucial for detecting prostate enlargement or cancer.
  • Bone Density Concerns: Estradiol levels are important for bone health, with deficiencies potentially leading to osteoporosis.

Utilizing the Hormone Health, Men – Advanced Panel Results in Clinical Practice

Healthcare professionals leverage the insights from the Hormone Health, Men – Advanced panel to tailor treatment plans, whether it’s adjusting hormone replacement therapies, addressing metabolic or reproductive health issues, or managing conditions like osteoporosis or prostate health concerns. Monitoring these hormone levels over time also allows for the evaluation of treatment efficacy and the adjustment of therapeutic strategies as needed.

The Hormone Health, Men – Advanced panel offers a comprehensive evaluation of hormonal health, providing essential insights into various aspects of men’s health. By understanding and addressing the intricate balance of hormones, men and their healthcare providers can work together to optimize health, manage existing conditions, and prevent potential health issues, ensuring a proactive approach to well-being.