Advanced Testing & Why It Is So Important to Your Health
At Oklahoma Men’s Clinic we realize it would be impossible to find a desired location without a map. The same is true when determining whether or not you are deficient in testosterone, or if it may be another issue causing you to not be able to access the testosterone you already have. There are is other important things we must know about you before starting, or recommending therapy as well. This is why we provide our Oklahoma City and Tulsa patients PSA tests, SHBG and Low T advanced laboratory work. By doing specific testing, we can ensure your success and safety during your therapy with us. We are experts at analyzing and interpreting your Lab results, educating you on what they mean to your health, and using them to maximize your Vitality blended testosterone replacement therapy.
What We Test for and Why
SHBG (Sex Hormone Binding Gobulin)
SHBG is a glycoprotein that binds to testosterone and can prevent it from being Active. As you can see (by the chart to the left) as you age, your testosterone levels go down, but your SHBG goes up. So what? Why is that important? Only by checking this level can we lower your SHBG, and stop it from preventing your body access to the testosterone you already have
Total Testosterone Levels
Total Testosterone is the sum of both biologically active and inactive testosterone. Free Testosterone is the what is biologically active and available for your body to use. The chart to the left shows you that starting around age 35 testosterone levels (Total Testosterone) decline by about 1% per year, however Free Testosterone decreases at about a 20% higher rate. By testing for not just total testosterone, like most clinics, we can actually determine your real deficiency in your free Testosterone.
Free Testosterone Levels
These 3 tests we call the big 3 because they are paramount to treating your testosterone therapy correctly and effectively. Understand that your total testosterone is important, however the Free Testosterone must be considered equally, if not more. At Oklahoma Men’s Clinic we interpret these labs to identify your percentile, and then by evaluating your symptoms, are able to maximize your therapy.
PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)
These 3 tests we call the big 3 because they are paramount to treating your testosterone therapy correctly and effectively. Understand that your total testosterone is important, however the Free Testosterone must be considered equally, if not more. At Oklahoma Men’s Clinic in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, PSA tests and other labs are used to identify your percentile, and then by evaluating your symptoms, are able to maximize your therapy.
CBC (Complete Blood Count)
CBC is often referred to as a hemoglobin Test. Hemoglobin is a protein in your red blood cells that carries oxygen to your body’s organs and tissues and transports carbon dioxide from your organs and tissues back to your lungs. If your hemoglobin is lower than normal it is called anemia, which could explain some of your symptoms. If the hemoglobin is high it means that your blood is especially thick. Testosterone therapy will add additional thickness to your blood. Therefore it becomes important that you donate blood regularly during therapy, otherwise it would increase the possibility of a stroke or heart attack. At Oklahoma Men’s Clinic your safety is paramount which is why we make sure we have all the tests we need to safely treat your condition.
Oklahoma Men’s Clinic Uses Advanced Lab Testing as
Part Of our Vitality Blended Hormone Therapy
The Oklahoma Men’s Clinic Experience is specially designed to make it as easy, comfortable, and effective as possible to get the help you need to get back in the game, or get you back to being the old you! Once inside, you’ll enjoy the many concierge services and features we have added to make the experience as convenient, fun, and effective as possible, such as:
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