HRT Male Pre Pellet

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Test Details

Test Includes

Complete Blood Count (CBC) With Differential; Metabolic Panel (14), Comprehensive; Estradiol; Prostate-specific Antigen (PSA); Testosterone, Free (Direct) with Total Testosterone, LC/MS-MS; Thyroxine (T4); Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH); Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) Antibodies; Triiodothyronine (T3), Free; Vitamin B12; Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy

Use

To diagnose hormone deficiencies due to the aging process or conditions causing hormonal imbalances. To aid in the identification of (male vs female) patients who are candidates for BioTE hormone replacement pellet therapy. To provide baseline levels, used in comparison analysis by physicians, for patients undergoing therapy.

Methodology

See individual test components.

Specimen Requirements

Specimen

Serum, whole blood

Volume

7 mL serum, 4 mL whole blood

Container

Gel-barrier tube, lavender-top (EDTA) tube

Clinical Information

Special Instructions

This test may exhibit interference when sample is collected from a person who is consuming a supplement with a high dose of biotin (also termed as vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H, or coenzyme R). It is recommended to ask all patients who may be indicated for this test about biotin supplementation. Patients should be cautioned to stop biotin consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection of a sample.

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