Erectile Dysfunction Test Panel
The erectile dysfunction test panel checks blood markers related to causes of erectile dysfunction.
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This erectile dysfunction panel, also known as an erectile dysfunction lab test panel, checks blood levels of markers that might help determine the cause of erectile dysfunction.
Erectile dysfunction is characterized by the inability to maintain an erection during sexual activity. An often embarrassing condition sometimes known as impotence, there are a number of psychological and biological causes for it. Biologically, erectile dysfunction can be caused by chronic diseases that affect the blood supply to the penis (e.g. diabetes and cardiovascular disease), hormone imbalances, neurological issues, and medication and drug use.
This erectile dysfunction test panel tests your FSH, LH, prolactin and testosterone total & free levels. The FSH test and LH test are checked as these hormones are important for promoting proper testicle formation and sex steroid production. Additionally, a low FSH level can affect sperm production and might result in impotence. Prolactin is another hormone related to erectile dysfunction and plays a role in sexual gratification which is why prolactin testing is included in this panel of erectile dysfunction blood tests. If the prolactin level is high or the LH & FSH are normal or low, then pituitary imaging and medical follow up is recommended. Testosterone levels drop with age and is a relatively common biological cause of erectile dysfunction. If the testosterone total and free levels are low and the LH & FSH levels are high, then testosterone replacement therapy might be considered.
To get an erectile dysfunction test near you, simply order online and get tested at the Quest Diagnostics lab that you selected. Once your erectile dysfunction lab report is ready, it will be available for download. As can be seen on the erectile dysfunction lab results, the erectile dysfunction lab test levels will be reported as numbers which can be compared against the reference ranges provided by the lab.
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