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Also known as: PSA

Psa, Total

PSA stands for prostate-specific antigen. It is a protein produced by prostate cells. The PSA test is done to help diagnose and follow prostate cancer in men.

Also known as: Testosterone Total Males, Testosterone, Total


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 PSA Total and Testosterone, Total, Males panel contains 2 tests with 2 biomarkers.

Brief Description: The PSA Total and Testosterone Total Males Panel is a specialized set of blood tests tailored for men to evaluate prostate health and testosterone levels. This panel combines two crucial markers: the Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) and total testosterone levels, making it an essential tool for assessing men's health, particularly in the areas of reproductive health and prostate function.

Please note: If Testosterone, Total, Males (Adult) Only #873 is ordered for a pediatric or female patient, the lab will automatically change the test to and charge for Testosterone, Total, MS #15983.

Collection Method: Blood Draw

Specimen Type: Serum

Test Preparation: No preparation required

Due to changes in testosterone levels throughout the day, two morning (8:00-10:00 a.m.) specimens obtained on different days are recommended by The Endocrine Society for screening.

The Testosterone, Total, Males test #873 can report a value up to 3000 ng/dL. any number >3000 will be stated as >3000.

When and Why the PSA Total and Testosterone Total Males Panel May Be Ordered

This panel is often ordered for men experiencing symptoms related to hormonal imbalances or prostate health issues. Indications for this test include difficulty urinating, decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction, or symptoms suggestive of prostate enlargement or cancer. It's also commonly used for routine screenings in men over the age of 50 or those with a family history of prostate issues.

What the PSA Total and Testosterone Total Males Panel Checks For

  • PSA Total: Measures the level of prostate-specific antigen in the blood, an enzyme produced by the prostate. Elevated PSA levels can indicate prostate inflammation, enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia), or cancer. However, PSA levels can also be influenced by other factors, such as age and certain medical procedures.

  • Male Testosterone Total: Assesses the total amount of testosterone, a key male hormone responsible for muscle mass, bone density, and sex drive, among other functions. Low testosterone levels can lead to symptoms such as fatigue, reduced libido, and decreased muscle mass, while high levels might be indicative of an underlying endocrine disorder.

Conditions or Diseases the PSA Total and Testosterone Total Males Panel Can Check For

This panel is instrumental in diagnosing and monitoring conditions such as:

  • Prostate Disorders: Including benign prostatic hyperplasia, prostatitis, and prostate cancer. PSA levels are a critical marker in these conditions.
  • Hormonal Imbalances: Including hypogonadism, where the body produces insufficient testosterone, leading to various health issues like osteoporosis, mood changes, and metabolic syndrome.

Use of PSA Total and Testosterone Total Males Panel Results by Healthcare Professionals

Healthcare professionals use the results from this panel to guide diagnostic decisions and treatment planning. Elevated PSA levels may prompt further diagnostic testing for prostate disorders, such as a biopsy or imaging studies. Abnormal testosterone levels can lead to additional endocrine evaluations and treatments aimed at restoring hormonal balance.

The PSA Total and Testosterone Total Males Panel provides a focused insight into two significant aspects of men's health: prostate function and hormonal status. By combining these tests, healthcare providers can efficiently assess, diagnose, and manage conditions affecting the prostate and testosterone levels, ensuring targeted and effective treatment strategies. This panel is a vital component of comprehensive health evaluations in men, particularly those with symptoms of prostate disorders or hormonal imbalances, as well as for routine screenings in at-risk populations.

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

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