Why is the Men’s Health Check important?
You should visit your health care provider regularly, even if you feel healthy. This test is usually done to:
- Screen for medical issues
- Assess your risk of future medical problems
- Encourage a healthy lifestyle
- Update vaccinations
This panel includes the following tests:
- Testosterone Level (Free & Total) – The feel-good hormone, testosterone helps maintain a man’s bone density, fat distribution, muscle strength, sex drive, mood, energy, sperm production, and more.
- Complete Metabolic Panel (CMP) – This panel provides an array of markers to help assess cardiovascular risk, metabolic function, electrolyte status, minerals important for bone health, plus liver and kidney function. The panel includes: Sodium, Potassium, Kidney Function & Liver Function
- 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.
- Iron Studies (Ferritin, Iron Level) – The Iron Studies checks for the level of Ferritin and Iron in the blood. Ferritin is a protein produced in the liver for the storage of iron. Ferritin is a sensitive and specific test that helps your doctor diagnose iron deficiency anemia. Iron plays a principle role in the synthesis of red blood cells. It is necessary for proliferation of red cells and is required for hemoglobin production.
- Diabetes Test (Hemoglobin A1C) – Diabetes Test, also know as Hemoglobin A1C, is a blood test used to determine a person’s average blood sugar over a period of three months. It is used to help diagnose diabetes. It can also be used to diagnose type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes. Tests are recommended since early diabetes does not usually show symptoms.
- Complete Thyroid Panel (TSH, T4, Free T3) – A complete thyroid panel is a collection of tests used to assess thyroid function. The tests measure the blood levels of hormones associated with the thyroid including: Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), Free T4 and Free T3.
- Urinalysis – Urinalysis is a urine screen which is done to check for infection and diabetes. It checks for byproducts of normal and abnormal metabolism, cells, cellular fragments and bacteria in urine.
- Vitamin D Level – Vitamin D Level is a blood test which is used to assess its levels in the blood. Vitamin D is important for maintaining healthy bones and it may also be involved with reducing cancer risk.
- Complete Cholesterol (Lipid) – Complete Cholesterol, also known as Lipid Panel, is a blood test which may be used to determine if you have abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels and to asses your risk of heart disease. The panel includes: LDL “Bad Cholesterol” (to remember “L” stands for lousy), HDL “Good Cholesterol” (to remember “H” is for happy), HDL/LDL ratio, Total Cholesterol (TC), Triglycerides (TG).
When will I receive my results?
Once completed, you will receive your results within 3-5 business days in your LabFinder portal.
How do I prepare? Do I need to fast?
Fasting for 4 hours is encouraged prior to blood test. Do not forget to bring your LabFinder Order and Insurance Card to your appointment.