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.