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Laboratory Services

  • Patients DO NOT need to be established to use our laboratory services!
  • As a prospective or established patient, at Man Alive, LLC, you have the option to order your own laboratory testing prior to being seen by a provider. In many cases this helps expedite the health care delivery process and allows us to utilize our face to face time more efficiently.
  • Discounted Pricing.

Where do I start? Check below for a list of recommended panels and all laboratory services offered.

See below for a comprehensive list of individual labs with definition. These tests may be ordered separate from a panel and at your discretion.

Custom panels may be discussed and developed according to patient preference.

For most of our panels, early morning (before 10 am) and fasting is required. Please do not eat after 9 pm the night before and drink plenty of water only the morning of.

If you have any questions, please inquire.

*please note that when performing laboratory testing, abnormal values may be detected and further laboratory investigation may be necessary. Additional fees will be assessed at a discount, when applicable.

Popular Panels

Testosterone screen(s) – 2 separate serum testosterone tests to be performed on 2 separate days. Prefer blood draw before 10 am.  With a diagnosis of Low T, Pre-Testosterone testing recommended.

*Pre-Testosterone therapy – Serum testosterone, CBC (complete blood count), CMP (comprehensive metabolic panel), estradiol (estrogen), TSH (thyroid), LH (luteinizing hormone, a pituitary hormone), lipid panel (cholesterol), PSA (prostate), FIT (stool screen for GI blood), UA (urinalysis).  May add FSH and IGF-1 (pituitary or pituitary influenced hormones).

MAP 1 (Man Alive Panel) – CBC (complete blood count), CMP (comprehensive metabolic panel), PSA (prostate), serum testosterone, TSH (thyroid), IGF-1 (growth hormone), vitamin D, lipid panel (cholesterol), FIT (stool screen for GI blood), UA (urinalysis)

MAP 2 – CBC (complete blood count), CMP (comprehensive metabolic panel), PSA (prostate), serum testosterone, TSH (thyroid), IGF-1 (growth hormone), vitamin D, lipid panel (cholesterol)

Health and Nutrition basic – CBC, CMP, B12, folic acid, vitamin D, calcium, magnesium, zinc, TIBC (iron), prealbumin

Health and (micro) Nutrient comprehensive – measures 35 select vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other essential micro-nutrients

Other Recommended Panels

Hormone basic – IGF-1, serum testosterone, TSH, insulin

Hormone comprehensive – CBC, CMP, serum testosterone, IGF-1, TSH, DHEA-S, DHT, LH, FSH, insulin

Heart basic – CBC, CMP, hs-CRP, homocysteine, lipo(a), basic lipid panel, TSH

Heart comprehensive – CBC, CMP, hs-CRP, homocysteine, VAP lipid profile, IgE, BNP, TSH

Metabolic Syndrome basic – CBC, CMP, hemoglobin a1c, insulin, TSH, lipid panel

*Don’t see what your looking for, we can develop custom panels tailored to your needs. Individual tests may also be added to a panel at a discount, please inquire.


All Laboratory Panels

Adrenal Function – CBC, CMP, aldosterone, cortisol, DHEA-S, DHT, renin

Anemia – CBC, CMP, TIBC (iron), ferritin, reticulocyte count, B12, folic acid

Arthritis – CBC, CMP, hs-CRP, rheumatoid factor, ANA

Cancer Screening profile – CBC, CMP, alpha-fetoprotein, beta 2-microglobulin, amylase, neuron-specific enolase, CEA, PSA

Cardiovascular Risk basic – CBC, CMP, hs-CRP, homocysteine, lipo(a), basic lipid panel

Cardiovascular Risk comprehensive – CBC, CMP, hs-CRP, homocysteine, lipo(a), NMR, IgE, BNP, TSH

General Health – CBC, CMP, TSH, serum testosterone, lipid, UA

Growth Hormone – IGF-1, serum testosterone

Health and Nutrition basic – CBC, CMP, B12, folic acid, vitamin D, calcium, magnesium, zinc, TIBC (iron), prealbumin

Health and (micro) Nutrient comprehensive – measures 35 select vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other essential micronutrients

Heart basic – CBC, CMP, hs-CRP, homocysteine, lipo(a), basic lipid panel, TSH

Heart comprehensive – CBC, CMP, hs-CRP, homocysteine, VAP lipid profile, IgE, BNP, TSH

Hormone basic – IGF-1, serum testosterone, TSH, insulin

Hormone comprehensive – CBC, CMP, serum testosterone, IGF-1, TSH, DHEA-S, DHT, LH, FSH, insulin

Hypertension (blood pressure) – CBC, CMP, renin, cortisol, aldosterone, TSH

Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal (HPA) Axis – aldosterone, ACTH, cortisol

Kidney / Bladder – CBC, CMP, UA

Lipid (cholesterol) basic – basic lipid panel

Lipid (cholesterol) comprehensive – basic lipid panel, NMR lipid profile

Liver / Alcohol consumption – CBC, CMP, PT, CK, amylase, lipase

Liver Cancer screen – CBC, CMP, bilirubin, AFP

MAP 1 (Man Alive Panel) – CBC, CMP, PSA, serum testosterone, TSH, IGF-1, vitamin D, lipid panel, FIT stool test, UA

MAP 2 – CBC, CMP, PSA, serum testosterone, TSH, IGF-1, vitamin D, lipid panel

Men’s Health basic  – CBC, CMP, lipid panel, PSA, TSH, DHEA-S, serum testosterone, UA

Men’s Health total and comprehensive – CBC, CMP, PSA, TSH with reflex to T4, T3 total, lipid panel, serum testosterone, DHEA-S, PSA, hepatitis panel A/B/C, HIV, hs-CRP, lipo(a), TIBC (iron), prealbumin, homocysteine

Mental Health basic  CBC, CMP, serum testosterone, TSH, UA, heavy metals, B12, folic acid

Mental Health comprehensive – CBC, CMP, serum testosterone, TSH, UA (pyrrole), heavy metals, B12, folic acid

Metabolic Syndrome basic – CBC, CMP, hemoglobin a1c, insulin, TSH, lipid panel

Metabolic Syndrome comprehensive – CBC, CMP, hemoglobin a1c, insulin, TSH, VAP lipid profile

Pancreas – CBC, CMP, amylase, lipase, insulin, hemoglobin a1c, bilirubin

Pituitary – ACTH, cortisol, growth hormone, IGF – 1, TSH, free T4, LH, FSH, testosterone, estradiol, prolactin  *early morning testing required

Prostate – PSA, CBC, CMP, UA, FIT stool kit

Prostate / Kidney / Gastrointestinal – CBC, CMP, PSA, UA, MACR, FIT stool kit

Prostate treatment – PSA, CBC, UA, FIT stool kit

Rectal / Gastrointestinal bleed – CBC, CMP, FIT stool kit, H. pylori

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) – HIV, hepatitis B & C, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes 1 & 2

Stomach – CBC, CMP, gastrin, H. pylori, FIT stool kit

Testosterone screen 1 – 1st serum testosterone before 10 am

Testosterone screen 2 – 2nd serum testosterone (usually performed with the Pre-Testosterone panel).  Two separate tests to be performed on two separate days before 10 am

Pre-Testosterone therapy – Testosterone screen results + CBC, CMP, estradiol, PSA, TSH with reflex to T4, LH, FSH, lipid panel, UA.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) – Serum testosterone, CBC, CMP, estradiol, PSA

Thyroid – TSH, free T4, T3 total

Thyroid Autoimmunity – TSH, free T4, T3 total, thyroglobulin antibody, thyroid peroxidase antibody

Thyroid Cancer screen – TSH, free T4, T3 total, CBC, CMP, calcitonin, PTH

*If you don’t see what your looking for, custom panels are available. Individual tests may also be added to a panel at a discount, please inquire.


All Labs with Definition

Activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT) – characterizes blood coagulation or the ability for blood to clot

Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) – helps evaluate the function of the adrenal and pituitary glands

Aldosterone – helps evaluate the function of the adrenal gland, detects adrenal tumor, elevated blood pressure and low potassium (usually combine with renin and cortisol)

Allergy (IgE) – general allergy influence

Alpha-fetoprotein – detects liver or testicular cancer, monitors cirrhosis or hepatitis

Amylase – an enzyme released by the pancreas in response to acute or chronic disease or inflammation, detects tumor

Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) – may detect sarcoidosis

Antidiuretic hormone (ADH) or Vasopressin – pituitary hormone that acts to promote the retention of water by the kidneys and increases blood pressure, detects diabetes insipidus and evaluates the function of the hypothalamus and pituitary glands

Myeloperoxidase (MPO) antibodies – helps detect forms of autoimmune polyangiitis or vasculitis, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease

Antinuclear antibody multiplex (ANA) – detects autoimmune disorders such as Lupus, Sjogren’s syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases

Antiphospholipid antibodies – detects clotting disorders, platelet abnormality, and autoimmune disorders

Apolipo (a1) – a major component to HDL (good) cholesterol, helps improve our cholesterol profile

Apolipo (b) – a major component to LDL (bad) cholesterol particles, helps determine the risk of cardio/cerebrovascular disease

Arsenic – a potentially toxic heavy metal

Beta 2 microglobulin – tumor marker for blood cell cancers

Bilirubin (total and direct) – helps determine liver function

Blood Type (A/B/O RH) – determines an individual’s blood group, to establish whether a person is blood group A, B, AB, or O and whether they are Rh positive or Rh negative.

B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) – detects problems with the heart, heart failure

Cadmium – a potentially toxic heavy metal

Calcitonin – helps diagnose C-cell hyperplasia and medullary thyroid cancer, to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment, and to monitor those affected for recurrence

Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) – detects certain cancers: colon, rectal, pancreas, lung, breast, etc.

Cardiolipin antibodies (IgM / IgG) – aids in the testing for blood clotting disorders

Ceruloplasmin – copper-containing enzyme that plays a role in the body’s iron metabolism

Chlamydia (CT)– Chlamydia trachomatis, sexually transmitted bacterial infection

Complete blood count (CBC) – evaluate overall health, detects a wide range of disorders including anemia, infection and leukemia

Comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP 14) – measures glucose level, electrolyte and fluid balance, kidney and liver function

Comprehensive metabolic panel + phosphate (CMP 16 + P – Litholink) – measures glucose level, electrolyte and fluid balance, kidney and liver function with phosphate

Copper – detects toxicity and evaluate iron metabolism

Cortisol – evaluates adrenal and pituitary gland function, regulates glucose and fat metabolism and helps the body manage stress

C-reactive protein (CRP) – detects inflammation and evaluates risk for coronary artery disease and stroke

C-reactive protein – high sensitivity (hsCRP) – detects inflammation and risk for cerebro/coronary artery disease and stroke, more sensitive than the standard CRP test

Creatine phosphokinase (CPK or CK – MM, MB, BB) – an isoenzyme that may detect inflammation or damage to the heart, muscles or brain

Cytomegalovirus (CMV IgM / IgG) – acute v.chronic viral infection that may cause fatigue and mono-like symptoms

D-dimer – detects blood clotting disorders, possible DVT, PE, etc.

Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S) – evaluates adrenal and pituitary function, tumors, adrenal hyperplasia or insufficiency, Cushing’s disease or Addison’s disease, etc.

Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) – potent male hormone, may cause male pattern baldness and prostate problems, responsible for bone density, fat distribution, muscle strength and mass

Epstein-barr virus (EBV – IgM / IgG) – acute v. chronic mono contributing to illness and fatigue

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate or Sed rate (ESR) – detects inflammation

Estradiol – detects excess estrogen, estrogen producing tumors and seroconversion of testosterone to estradiol

Ferritin – measures the level of the major iron storage protein in the body

Fibrinogen – factor 1 plasma protein produced in the liver responsible for normal blood clotting

Folic acid (Vit. B9) – vitamin responsible for red blood cell, white blood cell and platelet production, and for normal growth

Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) – produced by the pituitary gland, helps control the production of sperm

Gastrin – a hormone produced by cells in the stomach lining, responsible for the production of gastric acid, also affects the pancreas, liver and intestines

Gonorrhea (GC)– sexually transmitted bacterial infection

Heavy metal panel (lead, mercury, copper, zinc, chromium) – elements that reach toxic levels can affect the brain, liver, kidneys, heart and lungs

Heliobacter pylori (H. Pylori) – potential ulcer and cancer causing bacteria in the stomach
– IgM
– IgG
– Urea breath test

FIT stool kit – detects GI bleed, screens for intestinal disease, polyps and tumors

Hemoglobin a1c (HgA1C) – blood sugar average over a 2 to 3 month period of time

Hepatitis panel (A/B/C) – tests for a type of hepatitis virus contracted by food, blood, bodily fluids or sexually transmitted
– A ab
– A ab IgM
– B core ab
– B surf. ab
– C ab
– Panel B & C chronic

Herpes simplex virus (HSV 1/2) – detects a casual or sexually transmitted virus

Homocysteine – amino acid and protein metabolism by-product, determines risk for heart attack, stroke, arteriolosclerosis

Human chorionic gonadotropin, beta subunit (hCG – tumor) – tumor marker for testicular cancer

Human growth hormone (hGH) – hormone produced by the pituitary gland that plays an important role in metabolism, cellular regeneration and bone deposition, detect pituitary tumor

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) – blood/bodily fluids or sexually transmitted virus

Insulin – hormone that allows cells to take in sugar

Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) – a hormone produced in the liver stimulated by growth hormone responsible for cellular growth and proliferation, etc.

International normalized ratio / prothombin time (INR/PT) – determines the time it takes your blood to clot, commonly used for those on anticoagulants

Iron – a trace element that binds to hemoglobin and carries oxygen to the body

Karyotype analysis for Klinefelters – chromosome analysis to detect an extra X chromosome, XXY

Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) – enzyme found in almost all cells of the body, assess acute and chronic tissue damage, anemias and help detect certain cancers

Lead – toxic metal

Lipase – enzyme produced by the pancreas, evaluates pancreatic health

Lipid panel – initial screening test for cholesterol and triglycerides, determines approximate risk for cardiovascular and other disease processes

Lipo(a) – a lipoprotein if elevated, increases the risk for cardio/cerebrovascular disease

Lipio profile panel (NMR) – comprehensive lipid profile to detect heart/vascular disease or risk

Luteinizing hormone (LH) – produced by the pituitary gland, stimulates production of testosterone which in turn contributes to sperm production

Lyme disease (IgM / IgG to western blot) – a bacteria spread by infected tick bites causing skin, joint, muscle, heart, neurologic symptoms as well as weakness/fatigue

Magnesium – important electrolyte, deficiency may cause muscle weakness, twitching, cramping, confusion, cardiac arrhythmias and seizures

Mercury – a heavy metal that can become toxic, at high levels it can harm the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs and immune system

Microalbumin/creatinine ratio (MACR) – a urine test to help identify small vessel disease or micro vascular and systemic endothelial dysfunction or disease

(micro) Nutrient panel – measures 35 selected vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other essential micronutrients

Myoglobin – a protein found in blood or urine commonly associated with muscle damage to either skeletal or cardiac musculature

Neuron-specific enolase – may detect a neuroblastoma or small cell lung cancer

Parathyroid hormone (PTH) – a hormone produced by the parathyroid gland that controls calcium and phosphorus levels in the blood, help detect parathyroid tumors

Prealbumin – liver protein that helps detect lymphoma or kidney problems in addition to malnutrition, zinc deficiency, liver problems and other forms of cancers

Prolactin – hormone produced by the pituitary gland, plays an important role in reproductive health and aids in the diagnosis of infertility and erectile dysfunction

Prostate specific antigen (PSA) – evaluate the status of the prostate and helps detect cancer

Pyrrole (urine) – detects elevated levels that can contribute to depleted B6 and zinc levels that may contribute to anxiety and depression

Quantiferon gold – aids in the diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB)

Renin – evaluate adrenal function and intractable hypertension (usually combine with aldosterone and cortisol)

Rheumatoid factor (RF) – proteins produced by our immune system that attack healthy tissue contributing to autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and Sjogren’s syndrome

Serum protein electrophoresis – proteins in the blood that help identify certain disease processes i.e. dehydration, inflammation, anemia, malnutrition, liver disease and some forms of cancer, etc.

Sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) – a protein that binds to testosterone and controls the amount of bioavailable testosterone in the body

Syphilis (RPR) – sexually transmitted bacterial infection

Telomere test – a biomarker or protective structure located at the tips of chromosomes to help reveal a person’s true biological age

Testosterone serum – determines the level of testosterone in the body and testicular function

Testosterone total, LC/MS – determines the level of testosterone in the body (specific) and testicular function

Total iron binding capacity (TIBC) – tests the amount of iron in the body and the bloods capacity to bind iron with a protein called transferrin

Transferrin saturation (TSAT) – the value of iron bound to the protein transferrin in the blood, our ability to move iron throughout our body

Trichomonas vaginalis (urine) – sexually transmitted disease caused by a parasite called trichomonas

Troponin l – a specific test to determine cardiovascular injury

Thyroglobulin antibody – helps diagnose and monitor autoimmune thyroid diseases

Thyroid Peroxidase antibody – helps diagnose and monitor autoimmune thyroid diseases

Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) – hormone produced by the pituitary gland to stimulate the production of thyroid hormone from the thyroid gland, anterior neck

Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH w/ reflex to T4) – hormone produced by the pituitary gland to stimulate the thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormone

T3 free or total – a thyroid hormone that plays an important role in metabolism

T4 free or total – a thyroid hormone that plays an important role in metabolism

Uric acid – a by-product of purine metabolism, affected by diet and the ability to excrete uric acid, also used to confirm Gout

Urinalysis – evaluates kidney and bladder function / status

Urinalysis (microscopic) – microscopic evaluation of urine to evaluate bladder status and kidney function

Urine culture – detects bacteria in the urine or possible infection

VAP lipid panel – method for testing lipoproteins in blood

Varicella Zoster (IgG) – detects the shingles virus

Vasopressin – pituitary hormone that acts to promote the retention of water by the kidneys and increases blood pressure, detects diabetes insipidus and evaluates the function of the hypothalamus and pituitary glands

Vitamin D 25-hydroxy – responsible for intestinal absorption of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphate and zinc. Essential for the prevention of osteoporosis, etc…

Vitamin B12 & Folate – plays a key role in normal functioning of the brain, nervous system, food metabolism and the formation of blood cells and cellular regeneration, pernicious anemia

Zinc – an essential element that aids in cellular reproduction / repair, healing, immune function and further development

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