The complete male hormone test offers an in-depth analysis of sex hormones that can affect fertility and the health and wellness of a man.
Testosterone is the primary sex hormone in men. Produced by the testes it is responsible for the development of secondary sexual characteristics in men. Low testosterone availability may be behind infertility.
Sex hormone binding globin
Testosterone in your blood is transported bound to the sex-hormone binding globulin (SHBG) and albumin. Only about 4% of testosterone circulates free. The albumin-bound and free fractions of testosterone represent the active form of testosterone. Simply measuring total testosterone levels may not give an accurate diagnosis if SHBG levels are abnormal. SHGB levels can be used to detect low testosterone levels in men and excessive testosterone production in women.
Free androgen index
The free androgen index (FAI) estimates physiologically active testosterone. It is calculated as the ratio of total testosterone to sex hormone binding globin.
While estradiol is the main sex hormone in females, smaller quantities of this hormone is also produced in men. The balance between estradiol and testosterone levels are key to proper sexual growth and development. Higher than normal estradiol can lead to erectile dysfunction, reduced sperm count and low sex drive.
Cortisol is a hormone with roles in regulating metabolism, blood pressure, blood glucose levels, response to infections and stress. It is the main stress hormone in humans and functions to reduce stress levels by influencing the flight-or-fight hormone levels.
Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S) is a sex hormone produced mainly by the adrenal gland. It can be converted into testosterone and plays a role in developing male sex characteristics. Excess DHEA-S may go unnoticed in adult men but may lead to early puberty in boys.
Hormonal imbalances can put you at the risk of
- Erectile dysfunction
- Decreased sex drive
- Testicular tumors
- Hypothalamus or pituitary disorders
- Weight gain
- Thyroid issues
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Anorexia nervosa
This test detects your levels of testosterone and SHBG to provide you with your free androgen index, which can be indicative of androgen deficiency. Low testosterone levels can lead to infertility in men. It also detects other hormones involved in male fertility. Uncover whether hormonal imbalances may be behind your fertility issues with this test.
This test must be taken first thing in the morning and returned to the lab the same day.
HOW IT WORKS
Order your test.
Choose the test that matches your need from our large array of tests. The kit will be delivered to your door step. There is no need to leave the comfort of your home.
Collect your sample.
Register and activate your test. Collect your sample first thing in the morning. Return your sample to our lab as soon as possible, using the prepaid envelope included in the kit.
Your sample will be tested as soon as it arrives in our lab. Your results will be available through our secure online platform.
Details and FAQs
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we usually get. Please feel free to contact us if you have any other questions.
We has a team of physicians who will review your order and results. Our nursing team is on standby throughout the testing process and, if you test positive, you will receive a call to discuss your results and treatment options.
Please ensure that the sample is collected before 9am and returned immediately using the carrier method provided within the test kit. Each test includes a prepaid shipping envelope to return your samples to the laboratory.
Please do not collect or return samples on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Your samples are processed in the same labs used by primary care providers, hospitals and government schemes.
Therizon laboratories are CLIA approved and CAP-accredited, which are the highest levels of accreditation. Tests kits are manufactured within our ISO 1385 accredited facility, the highest level of accreditation for medical devices.