FightLowT: I split this out, because it's a little different and I want to be able to refer to it in the future. Have you used these? Have you heard good things about them? $350 is quite a bit for a lot of folks and so I'd like to get a little feedback from you.
All: Life Extension Foundation has male panels that you can get from local reputable labs. I think everyone would agree that LEF has a good overall reputation in the supplement and many excellent articles. They have also done some great research that has helped us all out. (I'm not affiliated with them in any way.)
Basically, you can go to their site (lef.org) and order one of these panels. They use, at least where I live, some of the big gun labs and have arrangements with them, which is nice cuzz you're using a local, well-known lab. However, it also costs a little more than the above I believe, although they do have specials from time-to-time.
For example, right now it is $269 and you get the following:http://www.lef.org/Vitamins-Supplements/ItemLC322582/Male-Panel-Blood-Test.html
Chemistry Panel (Metabolic panel with lipids)
Complete Blood Count (CBC)
DHEA - Sulfate
Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)
C-reactive protein (High sensitivity)
TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone)
Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy
CAUTION: I'm not advocating self-treatment here. But I think that we'd all agree that doctors are constrained by insurance companies and certain "standards of practice protocols" and peer pressure to sometimes not do full testing. So, imo, getting your own testing done in those cases and bringing any concerns that come up to your doctor for evaluation is a good idea for those who can afford it.
Example: My PCP would not pull homocysteine or CRP if her life depended on it. (Maybe that was the problem: it was MY life that depended on it!) I whined like a school girl, whimpered for a few minutes and begged along with a few other tactics, but nothing worked. But who would fault me for checking those on my own??