Low Testosterone Screening - Low T Test | Life Line Screening

Testosterone Deficiency Screening

Testicles produce most of the testosterone in the body for men, the ovaries for women. Men should consider getting checked if they are infertile, have erectile dysfunction, little interest in sex, or thinning of the bones.


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Who is this screening for?

Testosterone screening is appropriate for men showing the risk factors listed below. A diagnosis can only be achieved after physical evaluation and consistent, persistent low testosterone levels.

Ages

Men, 40+

Frequency

Please consult with your physician.

Risk Factors for Low Testosterone

  • Age
  • Race/ethnicity
  • Nationality
  • Family history

Testosterone Deficiency Screening Details

Testosterone screening is done with a simple finger-prick blood test.

About Testosterone Deficiency

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.

Warning Signs for Low Testosterone

  • Reduced sexual desire.
  • Reduced spontaneous erections.
  • Breast discomfort.
  • Loss of body hair.
  • Infertility
  • Shrinking testes.
  • Thinning bones.
  • Obesity.
  • Sometimes, reduced muscle bulk and strength, decreased energy, and feeling down, blue and sad.

Testosterone Deficiency Screening FAQ

  • How does a doctor diagnose low testosterone, and what is a healthy level?
    Low T is measured by a blood test, often done in the morning along with physical exam. Healthy testosterone levels vary by age, and physical condition—for men, the older they get, the lower the number gets. An average used by the National Institutes of Health as normal for men is 300-1,000 nanograms per deciliter.
*Most of the time, screening results are normal, providing the customer with peace of mind. However, in some cases, such as the real life stories here, potential health issues are identified enabling the person to do something about it before it is too late.