Erectile Dysfunction Blood Test
Erectile dysfunction blood test measures levels of hormones and markers linked to erectile dysfunction (impotence).
What is this test?
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common condition that affects men of all ages. It is characterised by the inability to get or maintain an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. There are many causes of ED, including physical problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, and low testosterone levels, and psychological problems, such as depression and anxiety.
The erectile dysfunction blood test is a test that is used to measure the levels of certain hormones and markers in the blood that may be related to ED. The test results can help your doctor determine the cause of your ED and recommend the best treatment.
- Difficulty achieving an erection
- Unable to maintain an erection sufficiently for intercourse
- Reduced sexual desire
- Premature or delayed ejaculation
- Loss of muscle mass
- Increased body fat
How long does it take?
The test turnaround is 3 days.
Type of sample
What is included in this test
TSH, produced by the pituitary gland, regulates thyroid hormones, with low levels potentially causing erectile dysfunction. Testosterone, both total and free forms, is vital for male sexual function, with deficiencies leading to erectile issues; while high SHBG can reduce active testosterone availability. The free androgen index offers insights into free testosterone levels and potential prostate cancer risk.
Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a protein produced by cells in the prostate gland. A PSA test is a blood test that measures the levels of PSA in the blood, which may indicate prostate cancer or other conditions, such as an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia).
HbA1c (Hemoglobin A1c) and Glucose are fundamental indicators for monitoring blood sugar regulation. These markers provide insights into an individual's long-term and short-term glucose levels aiding in the diagnosis and management of diabetes.
These biomarkers measure levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, and other fats in your blood. They can help identify the risk of heart-related medical conditions.
The benefits of this blood test
- Identify the cause of erectile dysfunction
- Treatment, health insights and support
- Guidance for managing the symptoms
- Lifestyle advice
Addressing Erectile Dysfunction
Are you facing difficulties in achieving or maintaining an erection? A male hormone blood test can help identify if low testosterone or other hormonal issues are at play.
Understanding Low Libido
If you are noticing a decrease in your sexual drive, a blood test can help you know your testosterone and other hormone imbalances.
Checking Your Hormones
Erectile dysfunction can have other symptoms such as unexplained fatigue, low mood, and anxiety. This blood test can help you understand whether you have any hormonal imbalances which could be linked to your ED.
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