What this test shows
This test provides an overview of hormonal balance in men, using a single blood sample to evaluate dynamics of sex steroid metabolism, which can profoundly affect a man’s health and wellbeing throughout his lifetime. Analytes tested include DHEA, sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), estradiol, testosterone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), and prostate specific antigen (PSA).
Who this test is for
The test is for those concerned about prostrate health, and may be particularly helpful to men at mid-life stage, as changing hormone levels can typically produce hormone imbalances. Hormones play a regulatory role in the body and affect the way we feel. Testosterone strengthens bone and muscle tissue, and enhances sex drive, energy and vitality, as well as reducing risk of depression, heart disease and fat production. Conditions caused or aggravated by hormone imbalance include low libido, infertility, poor sleep, and reduced ability to fight disease.
Sample type: Blood – you will need to arrange to attend one of our phlebotomy clinics to get a blood draw; click here to find your nearest clinic, surgery or hospital offering this service.
Turnaround time: 25 days