New – HRT Male

$0.00$225.00

The New – HRT Male Panel includes:

  • Estradiol
  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel 14 (CMP)
  • CBC (Complete BloodCount with Diff/plate)
  • Lipid Panel, W/LDL/HDL Ratio
  • TSH
  • Testosterone, total
  • PSA

This panel consists of various individual tests designed to assess specific markers within the bloodstream, providing crucial information about the individual’s hormone levels, overall health, and potential risks associated with HRT. For additional information, see the HRT Tab below.

Testosterone, Free, Direct - Prepay Form -(optional)

This is an optional, add on product, specifically priced to enhance the HRT panel. Testosterone, Free, Direct is also available as an individual product with similar pricing.

Testosterone, Free, Direct tests measure the amount of free testosterone circulating in the body—the hormone that is accessible to tissues. It helps to diagnose and monitor conditions related to excessive or deficient testosterone, as well as to evaluate treatments such as hormone replacement therapy.

Testosterone, Free, Direct - Insurance Form - (optional)

This is an optional, add on product, specifically priced to enhance the HRT panel. Testosterone, Free, Direct is also available as an individual product with similar pricing.

Testosterone, Free, Direct tests measure the amount of free testosterone circulating in the body—the hormone that is accessible to tissues. It helps to diagnose and monitor conditions related to excessive or deficient testosterone, as well as to evaluate treatments such as hormone replacement therapy.

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Description

  1. Estradiol: This test measures the level of estradiol, a form of estrogen. Though estrogen is more prominent in women, it’s also important in men for bone health and hormonal balance. Monitoring estradiol is crucial in HRT to maintain proper hormonal levels.
  2. Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) 14: This panel includes various tests that check liver and kidney function, blood sugar levels, and electrolyte balance. It provides a general overview of your body’s health and how it’s responding to HRT.
  3. CBC (Complete Blood Count) with Diff/Plate: This test measures different types of cells in your blood, such as red and white blood cells, and platelets. It’s essential for detecting conditions like anemia or infections, ensuring overall blood health during HRT.
  4. Lipid Panel with LDL/HDL Ratio: This measures the levels of cholesterol in your blood, including LDL (“bad” cholesterol) and HDL (“good” cholesterol). Hormone levels can influence cholesterol, so this test is important for cardiovascular health during HRT.
  5. TSH (Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone): TSH controls thyroid function, which affects metabolism. This test is used to see if HRT is impacting your thyroid function, which can influence energy levels and weight.
  6. Testosterone, Total: This test measures the total amount of testosterone in your blood. Testosterone is a key hormone in men, affecting muscle mass, bone density, and mood. Monitoring testosterone levels is central to HRT.
  7. PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen): This test measures the level of PSA, which is an indicator of prostate health. It’s important because testosterone therapy can affect the prostate, and this test helps monitor for any potential issues.

FAQ's

AM I REQUIRED TO FAST?

You must fast at least twelve (12) hours prior to having your specimen collected.

IS A DOCTOR’S ORDER REQUIRED?

YES!

HOW LONG UNTIL MY RESULTS COME BACK?

LabCorp Not using insurance: Test results generally take between 24 to 72 business hours after your specimen is collected. If using insurance, the results may take longer.

Quest Diagnostics: Could take up to 10 business days.

Insurance Lab Requisition: Time frame varies depending on state.

DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO HAVE MY LABS DRAWN?

You can walk in for same day testing at certain locations BUT we always recommend making an appointment at your lab location of choice to ensure you are seen in a timely fashion due to fasting.

You can walk in for same day testing at certain locations BUT we always recommend making an appointment at your lab location of choice to ensure you are seen in a timely fashion due to fasting.

Viking sends a copy of your Blood Test Order (Lab Requisition), electronically, to LabCorp or Quest depending on the choice you made.  A copy of the Blood Test Order will be sent to you via email. Please allow 24 hours or one business day for our staff to process your request.   It would be wise to bring the order with you to the lab as a reference when you arrive for your Lab appointment.

Make your appointment for a “Lab Draw” at your lab of choice.

LabCorp Locations and contact information: LabCorp Locations

Quest Locations and contact information: Quest Locations

HOW CAN I RECEIVE MY RESULTS?

Viking follows all HIPAA guidelines and state regulations regarding distribution of test results. You can choose to have your test results emailed or faxed. Patients can also create a patient portal via LabCorp/Quest and have access to their results online.

IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MY TEST RESULTS, WHO SHOULD I CONTACT?

We recommend setting up a consultation via our website with our VIKING medical staff.  https://vikingalternative.com/schedule-consultation

HRT Panel Information

The blood testing HRT panel is comprised of various individual tests and is an indispensable component of the initial assessment for individuals embarking on a Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) program. This panel serves as a vital tool for the Viking Healthcare Providers in gathering essential information about hormone levels, overall health status, and potential risks associated with the treatment. By leveraging the insights gleaned from these tests, healthcare providers can personalize the treatment plan to address the individual’s specific needs, thus optimizing the likelihood of successful outcomes.

The HRT Panel is crucial to evaluate:

  1. Hormone Levels: The primary focus of the blood testing panel for someone starting HRT is to measure hormone levels. This typically includes tests for testosterone, estrogen, progesterone (if applicable), and sometimes other hormones like DHEA and cortisol. These tests help determine the baseline hormone levels and guide the dosage adjustments needed for the HRT regimen.
  2. Baseline Assessment:Before initiating HRT, it’s essential to establish the individual’s baseline hormone levels. This allows healthcare providers to tailor the treatment plan according to the specific needs of the individual, ensuring optimal outcomes while minimizing potential risks.
  3. Changes:Regular blood testing panels are conducted throughout the course of HRT to monitor changes in hormone levels. This helps healthcare providers assess the effectiveness of the treatment, make necessary dosage adjustments, and identify any adverse effects or complications that may arise.
  4. Assessment:HRT can impact various aspects of health, including cardiovascular health, bone density, and metabolic function. Blood tests may include markers such as lipid profiles, liver function tests, and markers of inflammation to assess the individual’s overall health status and identify any potential risks associated with HRT.
  5. Treatment:Every individual responds differently to HRT, and hormone levels can fluctuate over time. By regularly monitoring hormone levels and other relevant markers, healthcare providers can adjust the treatment plan to ensure it remains safe and effective for the individual.