Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) Panel Blood Test
Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) Panel Blood Test (Labcorp)
This package includes several blood tests that can be useful for men undergoing Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT). Testosterone, the primary male sex hormone, plays an important role in a number of bodily processes such as sperm production, sex drive, the development of bone and muscle mass, fat storage, and red blood cell production. As men grow older, testosterone levels naturally tend to decrease. However other conditions can cause an unnatural drop in testosterone levels. These can include alcoholism, kidney disease, liver disease, HIV/AIDS, chemotherapy, radiation treatment, testicular cancer, thyroid disorder, diabetes, injury to the testicles, and certain medications. TRT is not typically recommended for people whose testosterone levels are only slightly lower than normal for their age. It can be helpful for people whose levels are unusually low due to medical conditions including poor testicular function (hypogonadism).
While undergoing testosterone replacement therapy there are a number of blood tests that may be to be periodically taken to both monitor testosterone levels and check for potential side effects.
This package includes the following tests:
- Testosterone Total & Free: Monitoring both total and free testosterone is useful as it can show how much testosterone is actually free for the body to use.
- Complete Blood Count (CBC): Testosterone therapy can sometimes cause irregular cell counts, especially red blood cells. A CBC can monitor these levels.
- Lipid Panel: Some people undergoing TRT will see a rise in LDL (bad cholesterol) and a lowering of HDL (good cholesterol). For people who are already struggling with their cholesterol, this can increase their risk of health complications including heart disease.
- Estradiol: Estradiol is the primary form of estrogen in men. While undergoing TRY many men see an increase in estradiol levels.
- Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA): TRT has been linked to an increased risk of prostate cancer. Increasing PSA levels can be a sign that someone is at risk.
These tests are typically ordered when someone is beginning testosterone replacement therapy. Additional testing may be periodically ordered for monitoring.
Request A Test also offers a Male Hormone Panel that can help to identify when someone is suffering from low testosterone.
Turnaround for these tests is typically 3-5 business days.
Where can I find a Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) Panel Blood Test near me?
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Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.
A stable diet is recommended for 2-3 weeks prior to specimen collection.
Fasting for 12-14 hours is recommended but not required.
It is recommended that someone taking Biotin (also known as vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H, or coenzyme R) stop consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection of a sample.
This package includes:
CBC with Differential Complete Blood Count, CBC with Diff and Platelet, Hemogram
Lipid Panel Cholesterol Test, Lipid Test, FLP
Prostate-Specific Antigen PSA
- Testosterone, Free (Direct) With Total Testosterone