A medical professional will adjust for you common laboratory tests to evaluate erectile dysfunction. They may include: complete blood tests, lipid profile to estimate the level of LDL cholesterol which can have harmful effects on the health. If a doctor suspects that a patient may have diabetes he will adjust to make urinalysis and blood glucose level testing, blood hemoglobin A 1 c and serum creatinine. Other special tests may be recommended to undergo if a patient has other diseases. These may contain: liver enzymes and liver function tests to find out if there are any hormonal imbalances leading to low testosterone levels.
If a patient is over 40 years of old a doctor may advise to make a total testosterone level testing. Other hormone levels tests may include luteinizing hormone (LH), prolactin level, and cortisol level which may reveal other causes of erectile problems.
Doctors usually order to undergo prostate specific antigen (PSA) test and prostate examination to determine if a person may suffer from prostate disorders.
Mineral deficiency such as zinc can also lead to ED in men. Tests to evaluate potential risks of having colon cancer, sickle cell anemia and leukemia may also be adjusted.
The tests necessary to perform are followed by each individual’s history and symptoms.