Compare - Men's Health Test (EW)

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Also known as: Cortisol AM

Cortisol, A.M.

A cortisol level is a blood test that measures the amount of cortisol, a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal gland. The test is done to check for increased or decreased cortisol production. Cortisol is a steroid hormone released from the adrenal gland in response to ACTH, a hormone from the pituitary gland in the brain. Cortisol affects many different body systems. It plays a role in: bone, circulatory system, immune system. metabolism of fats, carbohydrates, and protein. ervous system and stress responses.

Also known as: Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate, DHEA SO4, DHEA Sulfate Immunoassay, DHEAS, Transdehydroandrosterone


DHEA-sulfate test measures the amount of DHEA-sulfate in the blood. DHEA-sulfate is a weak male hormone (androgen) produced by the adrenal gland in both men and women.


Estradiol (estradiol-17 beta, E2) is part of an estrogen that is a group of steroids that regulate the menstrual cycle and function as the main female sex hormones. Estrogens are responsible for the development of female sex organs and secondary sex characteristics and are tied to the menstrual cycle and pregnancy. They are considered the main sex hormones in women and are present in small quantities in men. Estradiol (E2) is the predominant form of estrogen and is produced primarily in the ovaries with additional amounts produced by the adrenal glands in women and in the testes and adrenal glands in men. Estradiol levels are used in evaluating ovarian function. Estradiol levels are increased in cases of early (precocious) puberty in girls and gynecomastia in men. Its main use has been in the differential diagnosis of amenorrhea – for example, to determine whether the cause is menopause, pregnancy, or a medical problem. In assisted reproductive technology (ART), serial measurements are used to monitor follicle development in the ovary in the days prior to in vitro fertilization. Estradiol is also sometimes used to monitor menopausal hormone replacement therapy.

Also known as: Testosterone Free Dialysis and Total LCMSMS

Free Testosterone

In many cases, measurement of total testosterone provides the doctor with adequate information. However, in certain cases, for example when the level of SHBG is abnormal, a test for free or bioavailable testosterone may be performed as it may more accurately reflect the presence of a medical condition.


A testosterone test measures the amount of the male hormone, testosterone, in the blood. Both men and women produce this hormone. In males, the testicles produce most of the testosterone in the body. Levels are most often checked to evaluate signs of low testosterone: In boys -- early or late puberty and in men -- impotence, low level of sexual interest, infertility, thinning of the bones In females, the ovaries produce most of the testosterone and levels are most often checked to evaluate signs of higher testosterone levels, such as: decreased breast size, excess hair growth, increased size of the clitoris. irregular or absent menstrual periods and male-pattern baldness or hair thinning.
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The Compare - Men's Health Test (EW) panel contains 4 tests with 5 biomarkers.

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Brief Description: The Men's Health Lab Test is a comprehensive diagnostic panel designed to assess various aspects of hormonal and metabolic health in men. This panel includes several markers related to hormone levels, adrenal function, and reproductive health, providing valuable insights into a man's overall well-being.

This test is not intended for patients under the age of 18 years old. For patients under 18 years old, order Estradiol, Ultrasensitive LC/MS/MS #30289. If Estradiol #4021 is ordered for a patient under 18, the lab will automatically change the code to and charge for Estradiol, Ultrasensitive LC/MS/MS #30289 at an additional charge of $34.

Collection Method: Blood Draw

Specimen Type: Serum

Test Preparation: Specimen must be drawn between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. Test is not recommended for patients receiving prednisone/prednisolone therapy due to cross reactivity with the antibody used in this test.

When and Why the Men's Health Lab Test May Be Ordered

Timing of the Test: The Men's Health Lab Test may be ordered at different stages of a man's life, depending on his health concerns and clinical indications. It is commonly performed in various scenarios, including:

  1. Routine Health Checkup: Healthcare providers may recommend this test as part of a routine health checkup to assess overall health, screen for potential hormonal imbalances, and identify health risks.

  2. Assessment of Hormonal Health: Men experiencing symptoms related to hormonal imbalances, such as changes in energy levels, mood swings, or sexual dysfunction, may undergo this test to identify potential causes.

  3. Evaluation of Adrenal Gland Function: Cortisol and DHEA sulfate levels can provide insights into adrenal gland health and the body's stress response.

  4. Assessment of Testosterone Levels: Testosterone is a key male sex hormone, and its measurement is crucial for diagnosing conditions such as hypogonadism (low testosterone) and monitoring testosterone replacement therapy.

  5. Reproductive Health Evaluation: Estradiol and free testosterone levels are relevant markers for assessing reproductive health, libido, and erectile function.

  6. Fertility Assessment: For men seeking fertility evaluation, this test can help identify hormonal imbalances that may affect sperm production and quality.

What the Men's Health Lab Test Checks For

The Men's Health Lab Test checks for a range of hormonal and metabolic markers, including:

  • Cortisol AM: This marker measures morning cortisol levels, which can provide insights into adrenal gland function, stress response, and overall well-being.

  • DHEA Sulfate: DHEA sulfate is a precursor to sex hormones, and its measurement can help assess adrenal gland health, hormone balance, and energy levels.

  • Estradiol: Estradiol is a form of estrogen and is important for male reproductive health, bone density, and overall well-being.

  • Testosterone Free: Free testosterone levels are assessed to evaluate hormonal balance and male sexual health.

  • Bonus Marker: Testosterone Total: Total testosterone levels are measured to provide a comprehensive view of male hormonal status.

How Health Care Providers Use the Results of the Men's Health Lab Test

Healthcare providers use the results of the Men's Health Lab Test to:

  1. Assess Hormone Levels: The test helps providers evaluate hormone levels critical for male reproductive health, libido, and overall well-being.

  2. Diagnose Hormonal Imbalances: Abnormal hormone levels can help diagnose conditions such as hypogonadism (low testosterone) or adrenal dysfunction, which may be causing symptoms.

  3. Monitor Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT): For men on testosterone replacement therapy, the test ensures that hormone levels are within therapeutic ranges and helps adjust treatment as needed.

  4. Evaluate Adrenal Function: Cortisol and DHEA sulfate levels provide insights into adrenal gland function, which can be relevant for managing stress-related health issues.

  5. Assess Reproductive Health: Estradiol and testosterone levels are important markers for assessing male reproductive health, libido, and erectile function.

  6. Guide Treatment: The results inform treatment decisions, including hormone therapy, lifestyle modifications, or further diagnostic tests based on specific health concerns.

In summary, the Men's Health Lab Test is a comprehensive panel used to evaluate various aspects of men's hormonal and metabolic health. It aids in diagnosing hormonal imbalances, assessing adrenal gland function, and ensuring the effectiveness of testosterone replacement therapy when needed. The test results provide valuable information for managing men's overall health and well-being.

We advise having your results reviewed by a licensed medical healthcare professional for proper interpretation of your results.

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