Erectile Dysfunction (ED) #2 Essential Blood and Urine Blood Test Panel
The Erectile Dysfunction (ED) #2 Essential Blood and Urine Blood Test Panel is a detailed evaluation of overall health to determine the underlying cause of erectile dysfunction.
What is the purpose of this test?
Order this Erectile Dysfunction (ED) #2 Essential Blood and Urine Blood Test Panel, which is a detailed evaluation of overall health to determine the underlying cause of erectile dysfunction. Experiencing difficulty getting and maintaining an erection during sexual intercourse is known as Erectile Dysfunction (ED). It is a penile disorder that might be caused due to nervousness, anxiety, frustration, or fatigue. Consuming alcohol or substances might also have an impact. Certain medications or cancer treatments might have ED as a side effect. Feeling relaxed, confident, and aroused is crucial for obtaining and maintaining an erection. If you are facing ED, seeking medical advice from a healthcare provider is essential. Sometimes, ED can indicate an underlying problem, such as heart disease. Therefore, ordering this panel and discussing the results with a healthcare provider may be beneficial in determining the underlying cause of your ED.
What tests are included in this panel?
Thyroid Panel with Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
The thyroid gland performs the functions of producing, storing, and releasing hormones. These hormones are made up of amino acids containing iodine, including thyroxine (T4) and tri-iodothyronine (T3). The thyroid hormones significantly regulate different metabolic processes, such as weight, energy, and heart rate. This all-inclusive test is useful for assessing the thyroid hormones that manage the body's metabolic rate, comprising Total T4 (Thyroxine), T3 Uptake, Free-Thyroxine Index (FTI), also called T7, and Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH).
Complete Blood Count (CBC)
- White Blood Cells (WBC) - The body's primary defense against disease and helps to fight infection.
- Red Blood Cells (RBC) - Responsible for carrying oxygen and carbon dioxide away from all cells. Iron deficiency will lower the RBC count.
- Hemoglobin - A chemical compound inside red cells that transports oxygen through the bloodstream to all body cells. Hemoglobin gives the red color to blood.
- Hematocrit - Measures the amount of space red blood cells take up in the blood. It is reported as a percentage.
- Neutrophils: Neutrophils are the most common type of white blood cells and are created by the bone marrow to combat a wide range of inflammatory and infectious diseases.
- Lymphocytes: B-cells and T-cells are lymphocytes that fight bacteria and other pathogens in the blood. They are primarily found in the lymph system.
- Monocytes: Working alongside neutrophils, monocytes play a vital role in fighting infections and other diseases and clearing away dead or damaged cells.
- Eosinophils: White blood cells called eosinophils become activated in response to allergies and certain infections.
- Basophils: Basophils play a role in detecting infections early on, as well as aiding in wound healing and reacting to allergic responses.
- Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin (MCH): The average hemoglobin concentration within a red blood cell.
- Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration (MCHC): A red blood cell's average hemoglobin concentration percentage.
- Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV): The average size of red blood cells.
- Platelets: Blood cell particles associated with the forming of blood clots.
- Red Cell Distribution Width (RDW): Measures the amount of red blood cell variation in volume and size.
- Absolute Neutrophils: The absolute neutrophil count measures the number of neutrophils in your blood. Normal range is 2,500-7,000 per microliter. Counts outside this range indicate a possible condition.
- Absolute Lymphocytes: To calculate your absolute lymphocyte count, multiply your white blood cell count by the percentage of lymphocytes. This gives you the number of lymphocytes as an absolute number.
- Absolute Monocytes: The absolute monocyte count indicates the number of monocytes in the blood, helping to identify if the count is normal, high, or low.
- Absolute Eosinophils: Absolute eosinophil count measures the number of eosinophils in blood by multiplying the percentage of eosinophils in a complete blood count with the total number of white blood cells in the same count.
- Absolute Basophils: Absolute basophil count is calculated by multiplying the percentage of basophils by the total number of white blood cells in a blood sample.
Testosterone Free Direct with Total Testosterone
The Testosterone Free and Total Test measures the free and total testosterone levels in the bloodstream. This test is used to identify hormonal imbalances that may be present in an individual and to monitor the effectiveness of any treatment that may be prescribed. By analyzing the free and total testosterone levels in a patient's blood, healthcare professionals can gain valuable insight into the functioning of their endocrine system.
Urinalysis Complete with Microscopic Examination
- Specific Gravity: The concentration of the urine sample. This is used to help evaluate the level of certain substances dissolved in the urine. Low specific gravity can result from ingesting large amounts of water before urination.
- pH: This is affected by the acid/base balance in the body. A pH that is too high or low can result in the formation of crystals in the urine, which can lead to the development of kidney stones. PH can be adjusted through diet or medication.
- Color: Darker urine coloration can result from some medications, eating certain foods, blood in the urine, dehydration, or fever
- Appearance: Cloudy or turbid urine may be caused by bacteria, red blood cells, white blood cells, mucus, or contaminants such as lotions or powders
- WBC Esterase: White blood cells in the urine typically indicate a bacterial urinary tract infection. It may also be caused by inflammation in the kidneys.
- Protein: The amount of albumin in the urine. Protein in the urine can indicate kidney disease or conditions affecting the urinary tract.
- Glucose: Glucose in the urine can be a sign of abnormally high blood sugar levels, such as those caused by diabetes.
- Ketones: Ketones are produced when the body metabolizes fat. They can indicate several conditions, including starvation, a high protein/low carbohydrate diet, diabetes, or frequent vomiting.
- Occult Blood: Blood in the urine can indicate a number of conditions affecting the kidneys or urinary tract. It can also be caused by contamination from sources such as menstruation, hemorrhoids, or vaginal bleeding.
- Bilirubin: Bilirubin is a waste product produced by the liver. Bilirubin in urine can be an early indicator of liver disease.
- Urobilinogen: Urobilinogen is formed from Bilirubin. Its presence in urine is typically a sign of liver disease.
- Nitrite: Nitrite in the urine is usually caused by bacteria, which can indicate a urinary tract infection.
A microscopic examination will automatically be performed as well. The microscopic examination may include some or all of the following if the results warrant:
- White Blood Cells (WBC): WBCs in the urine usually indicate inflammation or infection of the urinary tract.
- Red Blood Cells (RBC): RBCs in urine can be caused by inflammation, kidney injury, or urinary tract injury.
- Epithelial Cells: High concentrations of epithelial cells are typically caused by infection or inflammation of the urinary tract.
- Crystals: Crystals may be formed by various particles dissolved in urine. Crystal formation may be due to an abnormal pH balance or a higher-than-normal concentration of particles. Crystals formed in the kidneys may lead to the development of kidney stones.
- Casts: Casts are cylindrical particles formed from proteins secreted by the kidneys. In people with kidney disease, substances such as RBCs or WBCs may become trapped in the proteins. Examining the casts can help differentiate between types of kidney disorders.
- Mucus: Mucus in the urine may result from a urinary tract infection or conditions affecting the digestive system, certain STDs, or kidney disease.
- Bacteria: Bacteria in the urine usually indicate a urinary tract infection. Care should be taken to avoid contaminating the specimen with bacteria from the genital area or hands.
Wellness #2 Essential Blood Test Panel
Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP-14) with eGRF Blood Test
- Glucose - Blood sugar level, the most direct test to screen for diabetes and also used in diabetes management.
- Uric Acid - Uric acid is produced in two ways: from digesting food consumed and the natural breakdown of the body's cells. Uric acid is a by-product of protein metabolism eliminated through the kidneys. It is also an indicator of kidney function.
- Kidney Profile
- Bun or Urea Nitrogen (BUN) - An indicator of kidney function.
- Creatinine, Serum - An indicator of kidney function.
- Bun/Creatinine Ratio - Calculated by dividing BUN by creatinine. This ratio can suggest conditions including dehydration or intestinal bleeding.
- Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) - Measures kidney function to determine kidney disease stage and detect early kidney damage.
- Liver Panel
- Protein, Total - Assists in determining liver and kidney function and nutritional health.
- Albumin Serum - One of the major proteins essential for the healthy function of the liver and kidney.
- Globulin, Total - One of the major proteins that assist the blood to clot properly and also comprises infection-fighting antibodies.
- Albumin/Globulin Ratio - Calculated by dividing albumin by globulin. When paired with other test results, this ratio can assist in diagnosing various liver problems.
- Bilirubin, Total - Aids in detecting hepatitis, sickle cell, anemia, cirrhosis, alcohol, and drug abuse. High concentrations may result in jaundice.
- Alkaline Phosphatase - A protein vital in detecting bone disorders and liver disease.
- Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST or SGOT) - An enzyme helpful in evaluating liver function. An elevated level is an indication of hepatitis.
- Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT or SGPT) - An enzyme helpful in identifying liver damage. Abnormalities may represent liver disease.
- Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH) - An enzyme found mainly in the heart, muscles, liver, kidney, brain, and red blood cells. When an organ is damaged, LDH is released in more significant quantities into the bloodstream.
- Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase (GGT) - An enzyme produced predominantly in the liver. This level is often elevated when diseases that affect the liver or bile ducts are present.
- Fluids & Electrolytes
- Sodium - One of the major salts in body fluid. Sodium is important in water balance and the electrical activity of nerves and muscles.
- Potassium - Helps to control the nerves and muscles.
- Chloride - Similar to sodium, it helps to maintain the body's electrolyte balance.
- Carbon Dioxide, Total - Used to help detect, evaluate, and monitor electrolyte imbalances.
- Mineral and Bone
- Iron, Total - An abnormally low test result could indicate anemia caused by iron deficiency.
- Calcium - A mineral essential for developing and maintaining healthy bones and teeth. It is also important for the normal function of muscles, nerves, and blood clotting.
- Phosphorus - A crucial mineral for energy production, muscle and nerve function, and bone formation. Most of the body's phosphorus mixes with calcium to form teeth and bones. Phosphorus is also important for keeping the body's acid-base balanced.
Lipid Panel With Total Cholesterol: HDL Ratio
- Cholesterol, Total - A measurement used to assess heart health. Cholesterol is required by your body to build healthy cells, but high cholesterol levels can increase your risk of heart disease.
- Triglycerides - Surplus fats that are transported in the bloodstream and are also responsible for providing energy to the body.
- HDL Cholesterol - High-density lipoproteins, or "good" cholesterol, take cholesterol away from the cells and transport it back to the liver for removal or processing.
- LDL Cholesterol - Low-density lipoproteins (calculation), or "bad" cholesterol, contain the highest percentage of cholesterol and are responsible for depositing cholesterol on the artery walls.
- Total Cholesterol/HDL Ratio - This ratio is calculated by dividing total cholesterol by HDL cholesterol and is used in determining the relative risk of heart disease.
Follicle-stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Luteinizing Hormone (LH)
FSH and LH are hormones produced by the pituitary gland, which play a crucial role in reproductive development and the process of reproduction. To check for fertility or reproductive issues, you can order the FSH and LH Blood Test Panel to measure hormone levels.
Hemoglobin A1c with eAG
The hemoglobin A1c test is a way to estimate the amount of glucose, or blood sugar, that has been present in your bloodstream for the past three months. This test determines long-term glucose control and can detect diabetes or track how well it is being managed. The eAG measurement is reported in mg/dL (mmol/L), which is the same measurement found in home blood sugar meters. eAG is calculated directly from your A1c results, making it simpler for individuals to comprehend their A1c values in relation to their home blood sugar readings. Healthcare providers now use eAG to discuss A1c results with their patients.
Prostate-specific Antigen (PSA)
The Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) test is used to screen for prostate cancer by measuring the levels of PSA in the blood. The prostate gland produces a protein called Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA), and higher levels of PSA can indicate the presence of prostate cancer. However, elevated PSA levels can also be caused by non-cancerous conditions such as an enlarged prostate or an infection.
When should I order an Erectile Dysfunction (ED) #2 Essential Blood and Urine Blood Test Panel?
Individuals may order this test if they have experienced symptoms related to erectile dysfunction. Common signs or symptoms of ED may include:
- Trouble getting an erection
- Trouble keeping an erection
- Reduced sexual desire
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