179045593

Androgen Profile – 24 hour Urine (Test Code 1206)

The ageing male experiences a decrease in testosterone at a rate of 10% per decade from the age of 30. This reduction of testosterone and other androgens experienced as a consequence of the aging process has been named andropause or androgen deficiency of the ageing male (ADAM).

Analytes: 

Creatinine, Cortisol, DHEA, 17-ketosteroids, Total OH corticoids, ratios, Allo-tetrahydrocortisol, Tetrahydrocortisol, Tetrahydrocortisone, Tetrahydro deoxycortisol, Aldosterone, Androsterone, Etiocholanolone, 11-OH-Androsterone, 11-OH-Etiocholanolone, 11-ketoetiocholanolone, 11-ketoandrosterone, Pregnanetriol (Pregnenolone), DHT metabolite, Testosterone.

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Decreased androgen levels contribute to increased fat mass and reduced bone mineral density, muscle mass and muscle strength. Erectile dysfunction and lowered libido are also associated with ADAM. Another major sign of lowered androgen levels include psychological changes including reduced assertiveness, cognition, memory, mood, self-esteem, well-being and energy. Lowered testosterone and other androgens may also increase the risk of age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. Testosterone treatment however may reverse these changes increasing lean body mass, muscle strength, bone mineral density, libido and mood, whilst reducing fat mass. Therefore diagnosing and treating androgen deficiency is vital for improving quality of life and reducing age-related health decline in the ageing male population.

Common Conditions:

  • Depression
  • Dementia
  • Low libido
  • Loss of body hair
  • Fatigue
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Cardiovascular conditions

 

 

NOTICE TO PATIENTS

NutriPATH practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories. Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information. NutriPATH can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner.

 

Analytes

Creatinine
Cortisol
DHEA
17-ketosteroids
Total OH corticoids
ratios
Allo-tetrahydrocortisol
Tetrahydrocortisol
Tetrahydrocortisone
Tetrahydro deoxycortisol
Aldosterone
Androsterone
Etiocholanolone
11-OH-Androsterone
11-OH-Etiocholanolone
11-ketoetiocholanolone
11-ketoandrosterone
Pregnanetriol (Pregnenolone)
DHT metabolite
Testosterone