THis is still incomplete data, to make any sounds observation.
Hoping someone can help my decipher some of this.
The first figure is my result and the second figure is the "Standard Range". I asked to be checked because I've felt a loss of energy, lack of progress in workouts, and lowered libido.
Do you think I should consider HRT? Is there any indication of this being primary or secondary? I'm still learning.
I'm 29, 5'9", 205lbs, 18-20ish%BF.
A lcohol: I'd say I drink 1 glass of wine a week.
D rugs: None at all, past or present, except for Flonase for allergies. Never taken any sort of testosterone , hormone , etc.
I have a desk job and workout 4 times a week & cardio, count my calories everyday - 3000 with 300g protein daily (trying to build strength). I take a multivitamin, greens supplement , vitamin D, fish oil daily.
First tests (Taken 1/25/12 @ 11am)
# TESTOSTERONE, TOTAL AND FREE
Total Testosterone 2.8 2.5 - 11.5 ng/mL
Free Testosterone 4.22 9.00 - 47.00 pg/mL L
Second tests (Taken 2/1/12 @ 8am)
Testosterone Bioavailable 194
Reference range: 131 to 682
INTERPRETIVE INFORMATION: Testosterone , Bioavailable
Tanner Stage IV 40 - 485 ng/dL
Tanner Stage V 124 - 596 ng/dL
The concentrations of free and bioavailable
testosterone are derived from mathematical expressions
based on constants for the binding of testosterone to
albumin and/or sex hormone binding globulin.
Testosterone Free 65
Reference range: 47 to 244
INTERPRETIVE INFORMATION: Testosterone , Free
Tanner Stage IV 35 - 169 pg/mL
Tanner Stage V 41 - 239 pg/mL
To convert to pmol/L, multiply pg/mL by 3.47.
The concentration of Free Testosterone is derived from
a mathematical expression based on the constant for
the binding of testosterone to sex hormone binding
Testosterone % Free 1.7
Reference range: 1.6 to 2.9
Performed by ARUP Laboratories,
Testosterone Total 380
Reference range: 300 to 1080
INTERPRETIVE INFORMATION: Testosterone , Adult Male
To convert to nmol/L, multiply ng/dL by 0.0347.
Sex Horm Bind Glob 35
Reference range: 11 to 80
# LUTEINIZING HORMONE, BASELINE
Baseline 2.2 mIU/mL
FSH 5.1 mIU/mL
Male Reference Range:
Males: 13-70 years: 1.4 - 18.1 mIU/mL
# THYROID SCREEN
FT4 1.0 0.8 - 1.5 ng/dL
TSH 1.820 0.358 - 3.740 uIU/mL
All TSH values represent 3rd generation TSH.
Prolactin 5.2 2.1 - 17.7 ng/mL
Cortisol 11.3 ug/dL
Cortisol Reference Range:
a.m. serum (7 - 9 a.m.): 4.30 - 22.40 ug/dL
p.m. serum (3 - 5 p.m.): 3.09 - 16.66 ug/dL
There's no reference range on the LH. Weird. Also, the endocrinologist that I went to to get these additional tests worked to try and downplay my previous low 'Free T' result that was flagged as low. Something about it just being a calculation and not actually reflecting my free T. Didn't quite get what he meant. It's strange to me that there's a 'Free Testosterone ' and a 'Testosterone Free' and one is flagged as low and the other isn't.
Any insight is hugely appreciated.