Health Panel for Senior Men

This comprehensive panel includes the most of commonly ordered tests designed to give men an extensive overview of their health status. The health panel includes:

  • The Chemistry Survey tests for seventeen substances found in the blood and give an overview of a person's general health. Results of the tests provide information on how well several organ systems are functioning. The Chemistry Survey covers diabetes, kidney function, gout, nutritional status, anemia, liver function, proteins and vital minerals that play a role in bone metabolism.

  • A Complete Blood Count can provide information about a person's general overall health. It can detect infection, anemia, leukemia and other disorders. The test includes the following information about the cells in the blood: WBC, RBC, Hemoglobin, Hematocrit, MCV, MCH, MCHC, Platelets and MPV.

  • Urinalysis is the examination of the urine. The urine is chemically tested for ten substances that can provide information on kidney function, urinary tract infections, diabetes and other conditions. The urine may also be examined under a microscope to look for bacteria or other organisms, cells of various types and structures known as "formed elements" that can give additional clinical information.

  • A Cardiac Lipid/Cholesterol Panel measures the lipids that are recommended by the National Cholesterol Education Program to determine the risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Total cholesterol is made up of HDL, or "good cholesterol," which decreases the risk for heart disease, and LDL, or "bad cholesterol," which increases the risk. Cholesterol-lowering drugs, known as statins, work to decrease LDL and increase HDL. Triglycerides are now considered a risk factor for heart disease. The most recent treatment guidelines recommend lowering Triglyceride levels in the blood.

  • Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) is approved by the Food and Drug Administration to screen for prostate cancer. Elevated PSA levels can signal prostate cancer in men. It can also be used to monitor the effectiveness of therapy in men being treated for prostate cancer.

  • A Thyroid Screen will determine how well the thyroid gland is working. The test first measures thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) with a very sensitive procedure. TSH controls the thyroid gland. If the TSH level is either decreased or increased, this could indicate thyroid disease. A free thyroxin (FT4) test is then done to help complete the picture of thyroid function. FT4 is the thyroid hormone that influences many organs in the body.

Test Requirements

  • A fasting blood sample is needed.
  • Urine Sample

Preparation for Your Test

  • Do not eat or drink anything but water for 8 hours prior to your test.
  • Wear a short sleeved shirt or a shirt with sleeves that roll up easily.
  • Be prepared to give a urine and stool sample.

Cost
The cost of this test is $120.

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