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    so I have heard that the only useful E2 assay is the sensitive or ultrasensitive test, not the regular one. Is this the general consensus? The regular assay from Labcorp runs $47, while the sensitive one runs $180 - pretty steep if you are paying yourself.

    Would the regular test be of any value?

    thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by user88777 View Post
    so I have heard that the only useful E2 assay is the sensitive or ultrasensitive test, not the regular one. Is this the general consensus? The regular assay from Labcorp runs $47, while the sensitive one runs $180 - pretty steep if you are paying yourself.

    Would the regular test be of any value?

    thanks in advance.
    Good question because i told them male ultrasentive and it came back <2 out of <29. Was this the wrong test and what was the results telling me? this was by quest too
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    that is interesting - in the past I had an ultrasensitive test done and got the same very low result, while the "regular" estradiol test showed a much more realistic value of 30
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    Quote Originally Posted by user88777 View Post
    that is interesting - in the past I had an ultrasensitive test done and got the same very low result, while the "regular" estradiol test showed a much more realistic value of 30
    make sure the ranges are from 10-60 thats the one you want !! I am not to keen on this other test.. i wil make sure to get the right one next time ..
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    hmm...from quest:

    Estradiol: Adult Males___13- 54 pg/mL

    Estradiol Ultrasensitive: < or + 29 pg/ml
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    so I suppose the question remains, is the standard (non-sensitive) Estradiol test of any utility for a male?
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    Quote Originally Posted by user88777 View Post
    so I suppose the question remains, is the standard (non-sensitive) Estradiol test of any utility for a male?
    Given the fact that my esterone was high and e2 was low according to tthis test makes me wonder about how accurate that ultra sensitive estrogen. Considering I have elevated estrogen symtpoms as well as low..I think drs did wrong test
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    Quote Originally Posted by user88777 View Post
    that is interesting - in the past I had an ultrasensitive test done and got the same very low result, while the "regular" estradiol test showed a much more realistic value of 30
    You are really want to check them all.
    The E2 have to be ultrasensitive to have value.
    On my last test I did not get all that I want, but at least I have a list that you can take a look at here, post #1:
    Jan's BloodTest April13/2007

    66 Estradiol 45 pg/mL ( <52 )
    67 Estradiol, Bioavailable ( )
    68 Estradiol, Free ( )
    69 Estradiol, Ultra-sensitive 27 pg/mL ( 10-50 )
    70 Estrogens, Total, Serum 60 pg/mL ( 130 or less )
    71 Estrone,serum 33 pg/mL ( <or=68 )
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    Quote Originally Posted by JanSz View Post
    You are really want to check them all.
    The E2 have to be ultrasensitive to have value.
    On my last test I did not get all that I want, but at least I have a list that you can take a look at here, post #1:
    Jan's BloodTest April13/2007

    66 Estradiol 45 pg/mL ( <52 )
    67 Estradiol, Bioavailable ( )
    68 Estradiol, Free ( )
    69 Estradiol, Ultra-sensitive 27 pg/mL ( 10-50 )
    70 Estrogens, Total, Serum 60 pg/mL ( 130 or less )
    71 Estrone,serum 33 pg/mL ( <or=68 )

    The range we were give was <29 is all and I had a value of <2 so what does that tell me ? See yours was 27 and that one i am completly familar with not the scale <29 ? is that for a female only then ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hardasnails1973 View Post
    The range we were give was <29 is all and I had a value of <2 so what does that tell me ? See yours was 27 and that one i am completly familar with not the scale <29 ? is that for a female only then ?
    You can study all available estrogen tests in Endo Manual by Quest, pages 61 thru 70
    http://www.questdiagnostics.com/hcp/...3rdEd_2004.pdf

    The fractionated is interesting, it checks E1, E2, E3
    and the E2's range looks like the one in ultrasenistive E2 test.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JanSz View Post
    You can study all available estrogen tests in Endo Manual by Quest, pages 61 thru 70
    http://www.questdiagnostics.com/hcp/...3rdEd_2004.pdf

    The fractionated is interesting, it checks E1, E2, E3
    and the E2's range looks like the one in ultrasenistive E2 test.
    Which one did they do on me? with a reference range of <29 ?
    test was ultrasentive estrodial but why did I get a reference range of <29 ? that does not make sense and how do you interpret it with being <2 ? Does that mean I am low ? another guy said he was<2 and was at 30
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    Quote Originally Posted by hardasnails1973 View Post
    Which one did they do on me? with a reference range of <29 ?
    test was ultrasentive estrodial but why did I get a reference range of <29 ? that does not make sense and how do you interpret it with being <2 ? Does that mean I am low ? another guy said he was<2 and was at 30
    If you are able, scan page containing that part of the test and post it, possibly we can figure this out.
    Or call Quest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JanSz View Post
    If you are able, scan page containing that part of the test and post it, possibly we can figure this out.
    Or call Quest.
    http://forum.mesomorphosis.com/mens-...134235720.html

    Saids that essay less then <29 are worthless because it does not tell you the range were you are at ..and mainly only used by females NOT MALES ..
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    Ok, here seems to be part of the issue.

    if you look at the PDF manual from quest, it lists test number 30289x as having the range of 10 to 50, ultrasensitive by extraction, this is clearly the test Dr. Crisler wants to have done.

    Now, If you look at quest's online test menu, same test number, it lists the Estradiol ultrasensitive test per the below.

    so the problem is, I had the below test done, we waited 10 days for it and it just showed 3 as the result, for the less than 29 range. What we really want is the 10 to 50 range done, but per the online menu, the same test code is listed with different ranges.

    so what are we do to? I have a blood test planned for next week and I certainly don't want to pay all that money, wait another 10 days to get another <29 test result back.

    Code: 30289 Estradiol, Ultrasensitive, LC/MS/MS [30289X]
    Performing Lab: Quest Diagnostics Nichols Inst San Juan Capistrano
    33608 Ortego Highway
    San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690-6130
    Clinical Significance:
    Reference Ranges: Estradiol, Ultrasensitive, LC/MS/MS
    Adult Males
    < or = 29 pg/mL
    Adult postmenopausal Females
    < or = 10 pg/mL
    Follicular Stage
    39-375 pg/mL
    Mid-Cycle Stage
    94-762 pg/mL
    Luteal Stage
    48-440 pg/mL
    Pediatric Females_______pg/mL
    Prepubertal 1-9 yrs______< or = _16
    10-11 years___________ < or = _65
    12-14 years___________ < or = 142
    15-17 years___________ < or = 283
    Pediatric Males________pg/mL
    Prepubertal 1-9 yrs_____< or = _4
    10-11 years___________< or = 12
    12-14 years___________< or = 24
    15-17 years___________< or = 31
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    Quote Originally Posted by user88777 View Post
    Ok, here seems to be part of the issue.

    if you look at the PDF manual from quest, it lists test number 30289x as having the range of 10 to 50, ultrasensitive by extraction, this is clearly the test Dr. Crisler wants to have done.

    Now, If you look at quest's online test menu, same test number, it lists the Estradiol ultrasensitive test per the below.

    so the problem is, I had the below test done, we waited 10 days for it and it just showed 3 as the result, for the less than 29 range. What we really want is the 10 to 50 range done, but per the online menu, the same test code is listed with different ranges.

    so what are we do to? I have a blood test planned for next week and I certainly don't want to pay all that money, wait another 10 days to get another <29 test result back.

    Code: 30289 Estradiol, Ultrasensitive, LC/MS/MS [30289X]
    Performing Lab: Quest Diagnostics Nichols Inst San Juan Capistrano
    33608 Ortego Highway
    San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690-6130
    Clinical Significance:
    Reference Ranges: Estradiol, Ultrasensitive, LC/MS/MS
    Adult Males
    < or = 29 pg/mL
    Adult postmenopausal Females
    < or = 10 pg/mL
    Follicular Stage
    39-375 pg/mL
    Mid-Cycle Stage
    94-762 pg/mL
    Luteal Stage
    48-440 pg/mL
    Pediatric Females_______pg/mL
    Prepubertal 1-9 yrs______< or = _16
    10-11 years___________ < or = _65
    12-14 years___________ < or = 142
    15-17 years___________ < or = 283
    Pediatric Males________pg/mL
    Prepubertal 1-9 yrs_____< or = _4
    10-11 years___________< or = 12
    12-14 years___________< or = 24
    15-17 years___________< or = 31
    just tell them you want the one from range 10-50 and not <29 ..

    jansz that manual is copyrighted 2004 not 2007 LOL and ranges are all diffrent I swear its like the drs want us sick !!
    the new reference range for dhea-s is 100-397 not 600 like before and they reduce the high free T to 155 vs 210

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    Quote Originally Posted by user88777 View Post

    Code: 30289 Estradiol, Ultrasensitive, LC/MS/MS [30289X]
    Performing Lab: Quest Diagnostics Nichols Inst San Juan Capistrano
    33608 Ortego Highway
    San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690-6130
    Clinical Significance:
    Reference Ranges: Estradiol, Ultrasensitive, LC/MS/MS
    Adult Males
    < or = 29 pg/mL
    Adult postmenopausal Females
    < or = 10 pg/mL
    Follicular Stage
    39-375 pg/mL
    Mid-Cycle Stage
    94-762 pg/mL
    Luteal Stage
    48-440 pg/mL
    Pediatric Females_______pg/mL
    Prepubertal 1-9 yrs______< or = _16
    10-11 years___________ < or = _65
    12-14 years___________ < or = 142
    15-17 years___________ < or = 283
    Pediatric Males________pg/mL
    Prepubertal 1-9 yrs_____< or = _4
    10-11 years___________< or = 12
    12-14 years___________< or = 24
    15-17 years___________< or = 31
    Please post link to the site where you copied all this, thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JanSz View Post
    Please post link to the site where you copied all this, thank you.
    The Nichols Estradiol Assay (Extraction/Chromatography/RIA Method) (Order Code 30289) reange 10-30

    ESTRADIOL, SERUM
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    Quote Originally Posted by hardasnails1973 View Post
    just tell them you want the one from range 10-50 and not <29 ..

    jansz that manual is copyrighted 2004 not 2007 LOL and ranges are all diffrent I swear its like the drs want us sick !!
    the new reference range for dhea-s is 100-397 not 600 like before and they reduce the high free T to 155 vs 210

    I compared ranges between my Apr13/07 test and EndoManual 3rdEd 2004
    I had to go to separate web pages for the lattest (Free BioAvailable and Total Testosterone) test. See SHBG ranges changed big.

    64 Progesterone 1.4 mg/mL ( <1.4 ) ☺☻
    66 Estradiol 45 pg/mL ( <52 ) not listed
    69 Estradiol, Ultra-sensitive 27 pg/mL ( 10-50 ) ☺☻ Estradiol, Serum
    70 Estrogens, Total, Serum 60 pg/mL ( 130 or less ) ☺☻
    71 Estrone,serum 33 pg/mL ( <or=68 ) (15-65)

    78 Testosterone Total 510 ng/dL ( 260-1000 ) ☺☻ this is as part with Ft only (bad)
    79 Testosterone, %Free 1.8 % ( 1.0-2.7 )
    80 Testosterone, Free 89.6 pg/mL ( 50.0-210.0 ) ☺☻ this is the bad Ft test
    81 SHBG 24 nmol/L ( 23-38 ) (7-50) big change
    82 Albumin 4.6 g/dL ( 3.2-4.6 )
    83 Dihydrotestosterone DHT 143 ng/dL ( 25-75 ) ☺☻

    Tests below are not listed in EndoManual
    I got ranges from
    http://questdiagnostics.com/hcp/topi...tosterone.html
    and then Reference Range See Tables 1, 2, and 3.
    http://questdiagnostics.com/hcp/intg.../Table%201.pdf

    72 Testosterone, Free, Bio/Tot ( )
    73 Testosterone Total 456 ng/dL ( 250-1100 ) ☺☻ table #1
    74 Testosterone Free 91 pg/mL ( 46.0-224.0 ) ☺☻ table #1
    75 Testosterone Bioavailable 179 ng/dL ( 110.0-575.0 ) ☺☻ table #1
    76 SHBG 20 nmol/L ( 23-38 ) (7-50) table#3--------big change
    77 Albumin, serum 4.3 g/dL ( 3.6-5.1 ) (3.7-5.1) table #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by hardasnails1973 View Post
    The Nichols Estradiol Assay (Extraction/Chromatography/RIA Method) (Order Code 30289) reange 10-30

    ESTRADIOL, SERUM
    Thank you for the link.
    Lots of good info.


    Note;
    this web site is not Quest Diagnostic
    it is
    St Louis Children's hospital.
    So, it is secondary information.
    For example, on SHBG test the site was updated 4/06
    the ranges are Males: 20-60 nmol/l
    SEX HORMONE BINDING GLOBULIN (SHBG), SERUM
    and it is different then one taken directly from Quest, (23-38)

    There are changes going in testing, cutting edge everywhere.
    ============================== ===================
    They do not offer
    (Free BioAvailable and Total Testosterone) test
    Test List
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    So I just spoke to Quest re 30289 - ultrasensitve assay. I started out in baltimore and finally ended up at the lab out west that runs the test. This is the right assay for the sensitve extration method, and whatever the value is (be it 20 or 55) it will be reported, however the normal range is listed less than 29.

    The tech indicated that very low values, like mine was at 3, could be due to poor handling of the sample (only stable for 48hrs room temp) or other issues with the test.

    next time I run this test I'll also run the standard estradiol to compare values.
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