Prostate and Testosterone-Men

This screening detects prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in the blood, as well as measures the level of the testosterone hormone.

Who is this screening for?

  • Men ages 50-69 who are at average risk for prostate cancer
  • Men ages 45-50 who are at higher risk for prostate cancer either because they are African-American or have a father, brother, or son diagnosed with prostate cancer before age 65
  • Men who are 40+ years old with several first-degree relatives (father, brothers and/or sons) with prostate cancer. This is the highest risk group.

Ages

Men 40+, following the age-appropriate guidelines outlined in "Who is this screening for?" Patients should discuss the pros and cons of being screened with their doctor and do what feels right to them.

Frequency

Every 2 to 4 years

Screening results

  • Checks PSA (prostate-specific antigen) level, a potential indicator for prostate cancer
  • Testosterone level measurement. Testosterone is a hormone that affects libido, energy level, and other important bodily functions.

Prostate and Testosterone screening details

All of the analysis is conducted using a simple finger-stick blood sample.

About these conditions

  • Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men, but early detection (while it is still confined to the prostate gland) can increase the chances for successful treatment.
  • Normal testosterone levels vary by age, and it is normal for testosterone to decline after the age of 40, however, low testosterone can be an indicator of serious illness, like testicular cancer or a pituitary disorder.

Wellness Panel Premium PLUS-Men Screening Details

All of the analysis is conducted using a simple finger-stick blood sample.

Screening Results 

  • Checks for kidney function by measuring creatinine and estimated GFR
  • C-Reactive protein, an indicator of inflammation in the body which can be a marker for cardiovascular disease or other problems
  • A1c to measure average glucose level over the previous few months, which is a key indicator for diabetes
  • Looks at thyroid function by measuring TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), which can indicate an overactive or underactive thyroid
  • Checks PSA (prostate-specific antigen) levels, a potential indicator of prostate cancer
  • Determines testosterone level. Testosterone is a hormone that affects libido, energy level, and other bodily functions.

About These Conditions

  • Kidney function can be affected by diabetes, high blood pressure and other diseases. Kidney disease may not become apparent until kidney function is significantly impaired.
  • Inflammation in the body can indicate cardiovascular disease, because when plaque builds up in the arteries, it injures the arteries, causing inflammation
  • Diabetes is a serious illness that can increase a person’s risk for heart disease and stroke. Not managed properly, it can cause damage to kidneys, cause poor circulation in the legs and feet, and can cause vision loss.
  • Thyroid disease can affect mood, metabolism, heart rate, and cause weight gain or loss.
  • Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men, but early detection (while its still confined to the prostate gland) can increase the chances for successful treatment.
  • Normal testosterone levels vary by age, and it is normal for testosterone to decline after the age of 40, however, low T can be an indicator of serious illness, like testicular cancer or a pituitary disorder.