Which tests to take, exactly?

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    Which tests to take, exactly?


    Forgive my n00bishness, but I've searched the forums and I can't find a definitive answer, just various posts scattered around that have people's different tests results listed (I've seen Test, Free test, LH, & FSH)

    I am suffering several symptoms that lead me to believe I may have low T. When I walk into my doc's office, I'll say "I would like the following things tested: _______________"

    What do I put in the blank?

    Many thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cftcft View Post
    Forgive my n00bishness, but I've searched the forums and I can't find a definitive answer, just various posts scattered around that have people's different tests results listed (I've seen Test, Free test, LH, & FSH)

    I am suffering several symptoms that lead me to believe I may have low T. When I walk into my doc's office, I'll say "I would like the following things tested: _______________"

    What do I put in the blank?

    Many thanks.
    For testing at Quest diagnostics, blood drawn at Quest:
    List on my post #44;

    http://anabolicminds.com/forum/male-...oodtest-2.html

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    Add at Quest: 3 hours, 5x, glucose/insuline tolerance test
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    For tests at Genova Diagnostics

    NutrEval
    NutrEval - Diagnostic Laboratory Testing for Wellness & Preventive Medicine - Genova Diagnostics

    Adrenocortex Stress Profile
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    Comprehensive Thyroid Assessment
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    EstroEssence: Complete (24HR)
    EstroEssence: Complete - Diagnostic Laboratory Testing for Wellness & Preventive Medicine - Genova Diagnostics

    Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis 2.0 (CDSA 2.0/P)
    Comprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis 2.0 (CDSA 2.0/P) - Diagnostic Laboratory Testing for Wellness & Preventive Medicine - Genova Diagnostics



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    This is the right question for Jansz

    But if your insurance doesn't cover, or your doc won't order all, here's a short list that I started with... it will give you a good idea:

    Total Testosterone
    Free Testosterone
    Estradiol (ultrasensitive)
    FSH
    LH
    SHBG
    Prolactin
    Cortisol
    Glucose
    DHEA-S
    TSH
    Free T3
    Free T4
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    Thanks, that's exactly what I was looking for.

    One more question though, and please bare with me if it sounds strange. I am afraid to go to my usual doc because he is my whole family's physician and he is friends with my family. What exactly do I do to find another doc (i.e. how to choose a doc)? And when I am setting up an appointment, what do I say that I'm coming in for? Sorry if that's a stupid question, it's just this is all new to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeanGuy View Post
    This is the right question for Jansz

    But if your insurance doesn't cover, or your doc won't order all, here's a short list that I started with... it will give you a good idea:

    Total Testosterone
    Free Testosterone
    Estradiol (ultrasensitive)
    FSH
    LH
    SHBG
    Prolactin
    Cortisol
    DHEA-S
    TSH
    Free T3
    Free T4
    Skip FreeTestosterone,
    add Albumin.

    After you get test results use chart or calculator to figure out your FreeT.


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    Any suggestions as to what bloodtest is good to see if clomid is working. I am taking it for fertility. Been on TRT for a while and looking to have another kid. My biopsy showed i had no active/live sperm. Dr. took me off test-e and put me on clomid 50mg/day.

    My test levels stayed about the same as when on test-e. So I am seeing Dr. this friday and I know he will do a bloodtest but i wanted to know if there are tests specific for fertility. I would assume LH/FSH are key to validate boys working
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