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Erectile Dysfunction can be examined using a finger-prick blood test, which also measures the main physical causes.
- Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHGB)
- Free Androgen Index
- Lipid Profile (incl. Cholesterol)
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Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHGB)
SHGB (Sex Hormone Binding Globulin) is a protein that binds estradiol and testosterone and carries them through the bloodstream. SHGB is mostly produced by the liver. SHGB directly impacts the levels of free testosterone available. With too much SHGB, your body has fewer unbound sex hormones for use, which can affect your ability to maintain an erection.
Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone that is produced in the testicles. Testosterone regulates sex drive and sperm production, among many other male characteristics. Low levels of testosterone will directly impact a male's ability to keep and maintain a solid erection. Therefore, finding out if you have abnormal testosterone levels is essential when checking for erectile dysfunction in males of all ages. Testosterone levels have increasingly become a concern in western countries, with levels steadily declining since 1999 among younger males.
Our advanced lipid profile test checks the cholesterol levels in your body. Studies have consistently displayed a correlation between abnormal cholesterol levels and erectile dysfunction. This is because cholesterol can cause blockages in the arteries, reducing blood flow, which in turn can impact your ability to maintain an erection.
Free Androgen Index (FAI)
The free androgen index (FAI) measures the amount of free biologically available testosterone in your body. Androgen is a term which defines hormones such as testosterone that produce male characteristics such as a deep voice, increased muscularity and the enlargement of the penis. The majority of testosterone in the body is bound to albumin and SHGB, with only 2% of testosterone being free. This biomarker is evaluated to consider the amount of free testosterone available for use, which can impact erectile functioning.
Albumin is a protein present in blood plasma and plays a binding role similar to SHBG. Albumin is produced by the liver. Albumin will help to detect any issues in the functioning of the kidney or liver. It prevents the fluid in blood vessels from leaking out.
Symptoms of erectile dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction is increasing dramatically in younger age groups. While there are many causes, symptoms include:
- An inability to maintain a solid erection
- A reduced sex drive
- Problems with becoming hard from aroused for intercourse
- A failure to have successful sexual intercourse due to erectile problems
Erectile Dysfunction Test
There are a few different blood tests that can be used to diagnose erectile dysfunction (ED), including:
-A test to measure the amount of testosterone in your blood
-A test to measure the level of sugar in your blood
-A test to check for infection or inflammation in your penis
If you're experiencing symptoms of ED, it's important to get tested as soon as possible. Early diagnosis and treatment can help improve your chances of successful treatment. Talk to your doctor about which blood tests might be right for you.
There are a few different blood tests that can be used to help diagnose erectile dysfunction. One of the most common is a test called the "penile Doppler ultrasound." This test is used to measure blood flow in the penis, and can help determine if there is a problem with blood flow that may be contributing to the man's erectile problems. In addition, other blood tests may be used to check for signs of diabetes or heart disease, both of which can also contribute to erectile dysfunction. By identifying and treating any underlying causes, doctors can often help men overcome their erectile difficulties.
If you are experiencing erectile dysfunction, it is important to see your doctor so that he or she can determine the cause and recommend appropriate treatment. He or she can help you determine the cause of your problem and recommend appropriate treatment. In many cases, simple lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking or losing weight, can improve erectile function. If these measures do not help, there are a number of effective treatments available, including oral medications, vacuum devices, and surgery. With proper diagnosis and treatment, most men with erectile dysfunction can experience improvement in their condition.
Additional Insight from Dr Sameer Nakedar, MBBS, MRCGP, PGCert
This is a common problem but there are many treatments and tests available for many parts of ED. By doing this panel of tests, you can figure out some of the causes that can be tackled and improved if there is an issue shown. Where appropriate you can seek treatment safely.
The Erectile Dysfunction Epidemic
Erectile dysfunction among younger age groups has many scientists worried. Now more than ever younger age groups are complaining of their inability to keep and maintain erections.
Experts Opinion on ED Tests
"ED can be a troublesome issue to have and it can be difficult to open up about this sort of problem. There are many causes that could be attributing to the ED, such as psychosexual, medical and lifestyle factors. In this test you're looking for certain causes which if tackled appropriately can resolve the issue, improving erection and your personal life."
How to take a Erectile Dysfunction Test Test
Collecting a blood sample for your finger prick home test is straightforward. Watch the video below for more details on how to take a home blood test.
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Erectile Dysfunction Test Information
Specification of Erectile Dysfunction Test
- Test name: Erectile Dysfunction Test
- Also known as & related tests: ED Test
- Test tube: SST (Gold microtainer)
- Brand: Welzo
- Turn around time: Approx. 24 hours
- Lab test ranges:
- Test Kit Marking: MHRA/UKCA
- Location of Lab: United Kingdom
What is a Erectile Dysfunction Test?
A Erectile Dysfunction Test is a home health test offered by Welzo. The Erectile Dysfunction Test can be taken from the comfort of your home using a finger prick sample, which is then sent back to our lab for analysis and interpretation.
What does a Erectile Dysfunction Test for?
A Erectile Dysfunction Test tests for the following:.
What are the benefits of a Erectile Dysfunction Test?
Checking your health through the use of Erectile Dysfunction Test is an important way to track your health. Home testing offers the convenience of conducting health assessments in the comfort of your own home, while enabling quicker, more private results without the need for visiting a healthcare facility.
Can a GP review my Erectile Dysfunction Test?
Yes, Welzo offers a GP review service for the Erectile Dysfunction Test. Follow the link if you would like to have an online GP appointment with your Erectile Dysfunction Test.
Are Erectile Dysfunction Tests available on the NHS?
The NHS offers Erectile Dysfunction Tests subject to eligibility requirements, consultations and local guidelines.
Erectile Dysfunction Test Kit and Ordering
How can a Erectile Dysfunction Test be ordered?
A Erectile Dysfunction Test can be ordered online through Welzo's secure checkout. Select the Erectile Dysfunction Test and add the patient's name and details, then checkout for next-day delivery.
What is included in the Erectile Dysfunction Test test kit?
The Erectile Dysfunction Test contains the following items in the test kit:
- 1 x UN3373 Test Kit for Biological Substances Category B (test kit design may vary from images displayed online depending on the test selected.
- 1 x Free Return Label
- 1 x Finger Prick Lancet / Urine Sample Pouch or Swab (depending on the test ordered)
- 1 x Cleansing Wipe/ Alcohol Swab
- SST (Gold microtainer)
Erectile Dysfunction Test Biomarkers and Results
What biomarkers are tested for in a Erectile Dysfunction Test?
The Erectile Dysfunction Test checks for the following biomarkers:
What are the results ranges for a Erectile Dysfunction Test?
Erectile Dysfunction Test reference ranges vary based on age, sex, population sample and numeric test result ranges. However, once you complete your tests, you will receive clear reference ranges for your Erectile Dysfunction Test.
What is a normal test range for Erectile Dysfunction Test?
The Erectile Dysfunction Test range will be provided on the advanced Welzo reporting panel which will factor in multiple aspects such as age, population size comparison and biological sex.
Erectile Dysfunction Test Procedure and Timing
When should a Erectile Dysfunction Test be taken?
It is best to take a Erectile Dysfunction Test first thing in the morning.
How long does a Erectile Dysfunction Test take?
The typical turnaround for a Erectile Dysfunction Test is 24 hours from receipt at the Welzo laboratory, Monday to Thursday. However, results may come back faster or slower depending on how busy the Welzo laboratory is and if you have requested any biomarkers that take longer to test for. In this case, results can take up to 5 days.
Are there any special preparations required before taking the Erectile Dysfunction Test (e.g., fasting)?
We will let you know via email if there are any special requirements for the Erectile Dysfunction Test. However, typically we recommend you take a Erectile Dysfunction Test first thing in the morning, fasted.
What is the best time to post my Erectile Dysfunction Test?
The best time to return your Erectile Dysfunction Test sample is Monday to Thursday, before 14:00 to ensure the product arrives at our lab on time for same-day analysis.
What sample is required for a Erectile Dysfunction Test?
The Erectile Dysfunction Test requires a capillary blood sample using a SST (Gold microtainer) that is collected from a finger-prick blood sample.
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