This panel contains the following tests:
- Estradiol (E2)
- Testosterone (Free and Total)
- Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)
General Health Markers:
- Chemistry Panel (Complete metabolic panel with lipids)
- Complete Blood Count (CBC)
- PSA (screening test for prostate cancer)
This comprehensive hormone panel is designed by Life Extension® for men looking to monitor their hormone status.
As men enter the andropause years, their bodies’ production of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), free and total testosterone, and other hormones needed to maintain youthful vitality rapidly declines, while PSA and estrogen may rise.
This test may be done fasting or 2-6 hours after eating. Both ways provide valuable information, though 2-6 hours after a meal provides a more realistic assessment of the state of your blood in everyday life. Stay hydrated and take your medications as prescribed. If you are supplementing with any hormones, we suggest taking them approximately 2 hours prior to having your blood drawn to see peak levels. Hormones are best drawn between 8-10 AM. Activities stimulating to the prostate performed within 48 hours may elevate PSA (ejaculation, bike riding, heavy lifting, etc.).