Standard Male Wellness Panel
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About Our Standard Male Wellness Panel
The Standard Male Wellness Panel is a collection of tests used to assess male health. These tests help healthcare providers evaluate the state of health of certain bodily systems, including the thyroid, circulatory system, and metabolism to check for early signs of health conditions like diabetes.
What Does the Standard Male Wellness Panel Include?
The Standard Male Wellness panel includes the following tests:
- Lipid and Cholesterol Panel: Measures lipid and cholesterol levels in the blood to evaluate the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, like stroke.
- Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP): Measures 14 substances, including proteins and enzymes, in the blood to analyze how well the body’s metabolic process, more specifically the kidneys and liver, is working.
- Routine Urinalysis: Tests the urine for abnormal molecules, including certain proteins and glucose (sugar) that may indicate the early signs of certain conditions, like diabetes. Any positive results are confirmed using microscopic evaluation by a laboratory technician.
- Complete Blood Count (CBC) With Differential: Counts and evaluates the three types of cells found in the blood (red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets) to screen for conditions that affect the blood, like anemia.
- Thyroid Panel With Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH): Analyzes thyroid hormones in the blood to assess how well the thyroid is working.
- Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) Test: Also called the serum glutamic-pyruvic transaminase (SGPT) test. Measures the amount of ALT in the bloodstream to check for liver damage.
- Hemoglobin A1C Test: Also called the HbA1C or glycohemoglobin test. Measures the average amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood in the past eight to 12 weeks to determine the risk of developing diabetes or to monitor a previous diagnosis of diabetes.
- High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Test: Measures the amount of CRP protein in the blood to identify inflammation in the body. This test may be used to diagnose and/or monitor certain conditions, like rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease, and can also be used to assess the risk of developing coronary artery disease.
What Is the Difference Between the Standard and the Standard Plus?
The Standard Male Wellness Panel is a beneficial test for men younger than 40 who do not have symptoms of testosterone loss. This is a foundational test that allows your doctor to evaluate your general health.
The Standard Plus Male Wellness Panel includes additional testing for testosterone and HGH levels in addition to calcidiol (vitamin D 25-hydroxy) and therefore may be more helpful for men over the age of 40 or men of any age who are experiencing symptoms of testosterone loss. To learn more about the Standard Plus Male Wellness Panel, click here.
Why Is It Important for Men to Take This Panel?
Annual testing is an important part of monitoring male health. The Standard Male Wellness Panel can be used by your doctor to monitor a previously diagnosed condition or to check for early signs of certain conditions, like diabetes or heart disease. This test can also be used to monitor how certain medications and/or lifestyle choices, like diet, impact your health.
Men who want to monitor their overall health should consider the Standard Male Wellness Panel. Men with risk factors for certain conditions, like a family history of cardiovascular disease, may also want to consider getting this panel.
How to Prepare for the Panel
To complete the Standard Male Wellness Panel, you’ll need to give a blood sample and a urine sample. Fasting is required for this test. Do not eat or drink for 9 to 12 hours before this test—water is allowed. The Standard Male Wellness Panel includes a Thyroid Panel that uses biotin technology. Patients who are currently taking biotin (vitamin B7) supplements or supplements containing biotin should refrain from taking them for at least 48 hours before testing. Biotin supplements can interact with certain tests (like hormone tests) and provide false results.
To order the Standard Male Wellness Panel, purchase your test on our website and take your lab requisition form to a certified laboratory. You can find a location that’s most convenient for you using our lab locator. An appointment is not necessary, and you can walk into the lab to have your blood and urine samples collected at any time during their business hours. The results of your Standard Male Wellness Panel will arrive in your HealthLabs.com account within one to three business days.
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Since this panel includes the lipid panel and a blood glucose test in the CMP, patients should fast 9-12 hours prior to collection.