A Basic Male Panel will help you know how well your body is functioning. The Basic Male Panel is a great choice to start with for men who want a simple option to monitor and improve basic indicators of good health. Taking responsibility and becoming aware are important elements of living a long and healthy life.
Our Basic Male Panel Includes:
- Complete Blood Count (CBC)
- Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)
- Lipid Panel w/Direct LDL
- Urinalysis w/reflex
- Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
- Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)
This panel contains the following tests:
- Complete Blood Count (CBC) – The CBC test evaluates three types of cells that circulate in the blood (red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets). These markers can help to provide information regarding the immune system, possibility of an infection, blood disorder, nutritional deficiencies, your body’s ability to clot, and more.
- Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) – A comprehensive metabolic panel measures your sugar (glucose) level, electrolyte and fluid balance, kidney function, and liver function. Glucose is a type of sugar your body uses for energy. Electrolytes keep your body’s fluids in balance.
- Lipid Panel w/Direct LDL – The lipid panel is a comprehensive blood test that measures the amount of low density lipoprotein (LDL), high density lipoprotein (HDL), total cholesterol, HDL/LDL ratio, and triglycerides in the blood. Cholesterol and triglycerides are lipids that the body needs in small amounts but high levels can cause health problems. The two types of cholesterol are HDL or “good” cholesterol and LDL or “bad” cholesterol. The lipid panel results can be used to assess the risk of heart disease.
- Urinalysis w/reflex – The urinalysis test (or total urine analysis) measures several components in the urine. The test gives valuable information on urine chemistry and microbiology and can be helpful in diagnosing certain illnesses and health conditions, such as kidney disease or urinary tract infection.
- Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) – TSH is produced by the pituitary gland, and stimulates your thyroid to produce thyroid hormones T3 and T4. TSH can be used to screen for thyroid disease and other thyroid imbalances.
- Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S) – Produced primarily by the adrenal glands, DHEA is the most abundant steroid hormone in the human body. DHEA plays a fundamental role in hormone balance, as well as supporting one’s immune function, energy, mood, and maintenance of muscle and bone mass. Since orally administered DHEA is mostly converted to DHEA-S, coupled with the fact that DHEA-S levels are more stable in the blood than DHEA, measurement of DHEA-S is preferable to DHEA.
- Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) – PSA is produced exclusively by cells of the prostate gland. Used in conjunction with a digital rectal examination, PSA is a useful screening test for benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) and prostate cancer development.