Male Hormone Plus
Panel of discount blood laboratory tests for hormone replacement therapy patients
Male Hormone Plus includes:
- Prostatic Specific Antigen
- Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin D
- Testosterone, Total & Free
Estimated time to receive results is 5-7 days. If an initial testosterone results is signficantly high, the lab may retest for confirmation which would delay reporting by several more days.
Preparation: No special preparation is needed. Fasting is not required for this blood test. In general, being well hydrated (drinking plenty of water before the blood draw) will help make your veins somewhat easier to locate and access for the blood draw.
Additional Preparation for DHEA-S: In patients receiving therapy with high biotin doses (ie, >5 mg/day), no sample should be taken until at least eight hours after the last biotin administration. As with all tests containing monoclonal mouse antibodies, erroneous findings may be obtained from samples taken from patients who have been treated with monoclonal mouse antibodies or who have received them for diagnostic purposes. In rare cases, interference due to extremely high titers of antibodies to streptavidin and ruthenium can occur. The test contains additives that minimize these effects.
Testosterone Total & Free: If using a testosterone cream please be sure you have not rubbed any into the antecubital area of your arm for the last 24 hours as it can give elevated results.
For a thorough discussion and breakout of each of the tests that comprise this Package, please click the additional detail tab for more information.