New Study Suggests Blood Test Alone Can’t Accurately Diagnose Low T

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Urology study supports AAG Health’s comprehensive diagnostic protocols.

A new study has come out stressing the potential dangers of solely using a blood test to diagnose low testosterone. The study, authored by Dr. Darius A. Paduch from the New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, reinforces AAG Health’s stance that a diagnosis of low testosterone requires a thorough medical evaluation. The study was published online at http://www.goldjournal.net/ and will appear in the May issue of the journal Urology.

The medical data of more than 10,000 patients was analyzed for this study, which noted various inconsistencies in lab practices. According to Dr. Paduch, there were certain cases in which “testosterone (T) levels, tested on the same day from a blood sample taken from a single patient, differed by as much 30 percent from one lab to the next.” Based on observations such as these, Dr. Paduch concludes that relying on a blood test alone can lead to undertreating or overtreating of low testosterone.

AAG Health understands that treating a hormone deficiency is not something to be taken lightly. That’s why the wellness leader runs not just one test but 14 tests to screen for hormone deficiencies and associated conditions. In addition, all patients must undergo a physical examination by an AAG doctor in order to qualify for treatment. This comprehensive evaluation ensures that clients get the proper amount of care to balance their hormones.

“We want all of our clients to feel comfortable knowing we take all the necessary steps to properly diagnose and treat them,” states Senior Medical Director Christopher Senger, MD. “We’ve successfully treated thousands of patients over the past decade, and that’s partially due to our exhaustive screening protocols.”

More information about AAG’s diagnostic testing can be found on aaghealth.com.

About AAG Health & Wellness
AAG Health & Wellness is the leading nationwide provider of age management medical services with a focus in hormone replacement therapy. Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Miami, FL, AAG is a concierge-style medical practice that provides successful men and women cutting-edge treatment plans that deliver peak performance and improved quality of life. AAG Health has a network of over 20 vitality centers throughout the United States.

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