What is the Erectile Dysfunction Blood Test?
Erectile dysfunction means the constant or repeated inability to obtain or maintain the erection necessary to allow sexual intercourse. Any man can occasionally experience erectile dysfunction for several reasons, such as high alcohol consumption, stress, relationship problems or extreme fatigue.
Why get an Erectile Dysfunction Blood test?
Male sexual arousal involves hormones, the brain, emotions, nerves, muscles and blood vessels. Symptoms of sexual dysfunctions can be:
- Vascular disorders.
- Neurological disorders.
- Testosterone deficiency.
- Alcohol and drugs.
- Medicines for the central nervous system.
- TSH: it measures the thyroid-stimulating hormone amount in your blood.
- Testosterone: it is a sex hormone that helps male features develop.
- Free androgen index: enables you to understand if you have abnormal androgen levels.
- Prolactin measures how much prolactin you have in your blood.
- Sex Hormone Binding Globulin: it measures your testosterone deficiency or excess.
- HbA1c (Glycated Haemoglobin) is a chemical analysis of sugar and measures your average blood sugar levels over the past three months.
- Glucose: measures your blood sugar level at a specific time.
- Total cholesterol: the total amount of cholesterol present in the blood.
- LDL cholesterol: Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is “bad” cholesterol. High LDL levels raise your risk of stroke, heart attack and atherosclerosis.
- HDL cholesterol: High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is “good” cholesterol as it helps eliminate LDL from the blood.
- Triglycerides: Triglycerides are the body’s form of fat storage. They are found in fatty tissues and circulate in the blood to fuel muscles to work.
- Total cholesterol/ HDL cholesterol: this ratio of cholesterol/ HDL is used to measure cardiovascular risk.
- How does our Clinic Visit test work?
Please make your appointment online and visit us on-site to have your blood drawn by our Registered Nurse. Please note that you must present your ID for your work.
- Do not take biotin supplements two days before the appointment.
- Avoid fatty foods one day before your appointment.
So, how long do blood test results take?
The target turnaround time for the Erectile Dysfunction blood test results is one working day. The turnaround time is a guide only and sometimes depends on assay run schedules.
However, missed appointments or cancellations less than 24 hours prior are not entitled to refunds. Rescheduling is possible but not guaranteed. Please get in touch with customer service before the appointment time to discuss cost and availability options. But please note that we do not draw blood from children under 16.