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Male Impotence/Erectile Dysfunction Profile


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Cholesterol, HDL, LDL and Triglycerides
Total cholesterol and it’s sub groups HDL and LDL and Triglycerides (TG) are used in evaluating heart disease risk.
These tests are useful in the assessment of healthy individuals as well as in patients who have heart disease or have other risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure or diabetes. They are also used to monitor treatment with lipid lowering drugs.

Alanine aminotransferase (ALT), Aspartate aminotransferase (AST), Gamma GT
Aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alkaline phosphatase (ALP).
These tests together as a group are refer to them as 'liver function tests'.
They detect liver damage or an inherited liver disorder.

Urea and Creatinine
Urea and Creatinine in blood or urine, test for normal kidney function; also utilised in monitoring treatment for kidney disease. They are a part of a basic metabolic panel.

Glucose
Blood glucose levels are also known as blood sugar.
Test is required if there are symptoms suggesting hyperglycaemia (high blood glucose) or hypoglycemia, or if you are diabetic. Also requested during pregnancy.

HbA1c
Glycosylated haemoglobin. This test evaluates the average amount of glucose in the blood over the last 2 to 3 months. It does this by measuring the concentration of glycosylated hemoglobin A1c. 
To aid diagnosis and monitor a person’s diabetes and help treatment decisions.

CRP (C- reactive protein)
High sensitivity CRP (hs-CRP) is marker related to risk factor evaluation of ischemic heart disease.

TSH, T3, T4
TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone, thyrotropin) blood test which screens for and diagnoses thyroid disorders; monitors treatment of hypothyroidism/hyperthyroidism.
T3 and T4 are hormones produced by the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is found in the neck, in front of the windpipe. T3 makes up less than 10% of what we call thyroid hormone, while T4 makes up the rest. T3, however, is about four times as strong as T4, and is thought to cause most, if not all, the effects of thyroid hormones.
Thyroid hormones help regulate the body’s metabolism (how the body functions) and are also related to fertility.

Prolactin (PRL)
Prolactin regulates galactorrhoea (milk production). Prolactinoma (an overgrowth of the gland that secretes prolactin) may be related to visual disturbances and headaches. Prolactin levels are also part of investigation for female and male infertility; for follow up of low testosterone in men.

Testosterone
Testosterone is used to help diagnose erectile dysfunction, infertility, early or delayed puberty and other disorders.

SHBG or Sex hormone binding globulin

The amount of free testosterone is affected by the levels of SHBG. High levels of SHBG may be caused by cirrhosis of the liver, anti-convulsant therapy, oestrogen therapy and hyperthyroidism. Low levels are present in hypothyroidism, androgen use, nephritic syndrome, polycystic ovarian syndrome and obesity.

PSA
PSA is a protein produced mainly by cells in the prostate gland and can be a useful indicator of prostate cancer. This protein can be found in all males. Elevated levels do not always indicate cancer men whose levels are increased may have an infection of the prostate gland (prostatitis) or prostate enlargement. In blood, PSA is present both as free PSA and as complexed PSA bound to other blood proteins.

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Instructions


For greater accuracy testosterone levels should be evaluated from samples donated no later than 11:00 a.m.

Exams


Total Cholesterol

Triglycerides

HDL Cholesterol

LDL Cholesterol

Alanine aminotransferase (ALT)

Aspartate aminotransferase (AST)

Gamma GT

Uric Acid (UA)

Urea

Creatinine (CR)

Glucose

Glycosylated Haemoglobin

C Reactive protein (CRP)

Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)

Prolactin (PRL)

Testosterone

Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)

Prostate specific antigen (PSA)

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