TESTOSTERONE LEVEL TESTING
During your initial visit one of our professionally trained medical personnel will take a sample of your blood to determine your testosterone level. Certain drugs can affect your testosterone levels and change the results of a testosterone level test. It’s important to tell your clinician about all medications you are taking, including over-the-counter and prescription drugs. Your clinician may ask you to stop certain drugs before your test.
Medications that may affect this test include:
- androgen therapy
- estrogen therapy
Your clinician may specify a time of day for your test. Because hormone levels are highest in the morning, you may need to take this test between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m.
At T4MEN Testosterone Replacement Clinic we have a new state certified laboratory that will test your blood sample, typically giving your results in under 20 minutes.
Consultation with a Specialist
If the initial blood test reveals you to have low testosterone, a State and Board certified medical professional will discuss the proper treatment plan with you to bring you back to a healthy testosterone level. Although there are many forms of testosterone replacement at T4MEN Testosterone Replacement Clinic we strictly use injections based on efficacy and safety. But even if you are prescribed testosterone treatment, at T4MEN we recommend a healthy diet, exercise, stress management, and other healthy habits are important to maximizing the benefits of testosterone replacement and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Everyone wants and expects immediate results, but unfortunately that is not realistic. Although many people see an improvement in energy after their first injection, it takes several months to see the full benefits of testosterone injection therapy.
After the initial testosterone injection most patients follow-up every 7-10 days for subsequent injections. At T4MEN we understand men have busy schedules. Our goal is patient satisfaction as such follow up visits for injections are scheduled at the patient’s convenience. Follow up injections are fairly quick with most patients being out within 15 minutes.