What is the role of blood tests in the workup of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

Updated: Aug 08, 2018
  • Author: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Additional useful screening studies include the following:

  • Hemoglobin A1c

  • Serum chemistry panel

  • Lipid profile

These studies should be considered unless the patient has had them performed recently and the results are available.

Measurement of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels may be appropriate if the patient is a candidate for prostate cancer screening. Such screening is controversial, however, and should be performed only after its risks and benefits have been reviewed with the patient (see Prostate Cancer).


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