Testosterone Testing

Testing your testosterone levels is as simple as a lab draw.

At ReInvent Health of Long Island, determining your testosterone levels requires a simple blood draw. Laboratory testing is essential to the diagnosis of low testosterone (or Low T), and it aids in the recommended course of treatment. Our diagnostic capabilities, including immediate results available in some clinics, make us the preferred clinic for testosterone testing and Testosterone Replacement Therapy.

What do you test for?

When you visit ReInvent Health of Long Island for testosterone testing, we monitor for several factors in the bloodwork. The appropriate diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of Low T require taking into account the following:

  • Total Testosterone
  • SHBG (Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin)
  • Estradiol (E2)
  • LH (Luteinizing Hormone)
  • FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone)
  • Thyroid Panel
  • CBC (Complete Blood Count)
  • Comprehensive Metabolism

What are you looking for?

We are taking a deeper look at your overall testosterone testing results, as well as your symptoms. We will meet to discuss your symptoms and your goals, and we’ll incorporate the determined plan, including Testosterone Replacement Therapy, if necessary. These are just a few things we are looking for:
  • Your total testosterone, the testosterone attached to the proteins in your blood, may be normal, but the free testosterone, the testosterone that is not bound to proteins and is, therefore, available to your body for use, may be low.
  • You may have normal testosterone levels but your Estradiol (estrogen) levels are elevated, which means your body is converting free testosterone into estrogen.
  • Excess weight gain can actually lead your body to convert testosterone into estrogen, therefore giving you more belly fat and causing the cycle to spiral out of control.
  • Having a history of head trauma can cause issues with your LH or FSH levels.
  • Cortisol levels can have physiological effects that can suppress your testosterone production. Let’s face it. Who doesn’t have stress as well as other traumas, which increase cortisol production?

When should I visit ReInvent Health of Long Island for Testosterone Testing?

Low testosterone affects men from 20s – 80s+. Many men think that their age makes them immune to Low T. Not true! Some of the most common side effects of Low T are fatigue, weight gain, loss of libido, and loss of mental clarity. If you are experiencing constant fatigue no matter how much you sleep or are gaining weight you can’t seem to take off, you should consider testosterone testing.

How Can ReInvent Health of Long Island Clinic Help Me?

As you can see, Testosterone Testing and subsequent Testosterone Replacement Therapy starts with a simple blood test. With proper diagnosis and management of your condition, you can expect a new outlook on life. Imagine rolling back the clock 10 years and 15-20 pounds…you get the chance to start living again.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Let the Physicians at ReInvent Health of Long Island help you stop waiting and start living again.

*If you are not using insurance, there may be a nominal charge for the blood test. We will discuss any charges prior to treatment.