Went to the doc last Tuesday to go over my extensive blood tests and to get my 3rd shot of testosterone ( I had 296 total testosterone, and was started on T while my blood work was pending). Here are the highlights:
He was upset that the lab did not do the DHT level, so I went back to get that on Wednesday morning.
Pregnenolone: <10 (<20-100)
Progesterone: .7 (.3-1.2)
DHEA: 340 (107-745). He said he prefers to get people to 600 or more
Cortisol: 15.8 (4-22)
Estradiol, free: 1.0 (.8-3.5)
Estradiol, serum: 21 (0-53)
PSA: 1.7 (0-4.0). Screened me to make sure doing testosterone was ok
SHBG: 26 (20-60)
IGF-1: 261 (94-252). One good result!!!!
Magnesium: 4.3 (4.2-6.8). He wants this higher
Selenium: 380 (42-1400). He also wants this higher
Zinc: 980 (1000-2000). Says this needs to really be up, especially in light of the fact my prostate is enlarged already
Vit D: 34.1 (32-100). Again, he will be treating me for this being at low end
Vitamin C: .2 (.4-2.0). I take 4 g a day, and still am way low. He is giving it to me in a different form, buffered, and also some that is fat soluble.
Vitamin B1 and B12 were both high, which he said was fine.
Insulin: 3.2 (0-29). He said this was fine.
The two really bad results, and I am glad these test were done:
C-Reactive Protein: 4.91 (0-1.0) Inflammation, and a indicator of cardiac risk
Fibrinogen: 474 (193-423) High, and indicative of a possible blood clotting risk
So I also had Homocysteine tested on Wednesday (another heart factor).
Based on my results, he is having me come a few times for IV of minerals, and injections of Vitamin D. After an initial period of IV's I will transition to oral for the minerals and Vitamin D.
I had my thyroid tested about two months ago and had these results:
TSH 3.129 (.35-5.50)
Triiodothyronine (is this T3?): 2.9 (2.3-4.2)
T4, Free (Direct): 1.31 (.61-1.76)