Getting bloodwork for test levels?

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    Getting bloodwork for test levels?


    I am planning on getting my test levels checked, just to establish a baseline and to see where my levels are at (high, low). Should I go to my doctor or go with some of the methods via the internet. Also is there anything you should or shouldn't do before getting the bloodwork done (heavy lifting, certain supplements, etc...)

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    Don't take any hormones or natural test boosters; that includes stuff like Rebound Reloaded, and ATD.

    I'd go with your local doctor.
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    Unfortunately your local doctor is not a blood work drive thru. Unless they have reason thy are sometimes reluctant to write a script. Additionally insurance may want to see some justification as well. A full male profile can be in the upwards of $1200-1400.

    www.health-tests-direct.com
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    Wow that expensive, I thought they were cheap. I am doing this for testing purposes also. I was going to finally find out for myself is some of the supposed test boosters (Tribulus, Testofen, LongJack, etc...) actually work, or level of there effectiveness. So I would need a baseline and then another test when the cycle is over probably within 30 days certain supplements may take longer.
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    A full male profile is an awful lot more than just test. Look at the link for a cheaper alternative.
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    I just went to my doctor and complained of low/sporadic libido, low energy, mood problems and such, and asked for a full profile and he went ahead and did one (full hormonal / metabolic panel). I told him it was an ongoing problem...so he went and took 4 vials of blood. We basically did a full physical.

    Will probably work this time because he was a new doctor since I just moved to this city, not sure it will be so easy in the future though.
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    What needs to be tested, Free test, Total Test, LH, SHBG. Aren't those all covered when they do bloodwork for test levels?
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    I think so, I asked for most of these though:

    testosterone, total, free and weekly bound
    TSH
    cortisol, total
    e1,e2, estradiol
    t3, free
    t4, free
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    hemoglobin A1C
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    comprehensive metabolic panel
    lipid panel

    GGT (important liver value)
    PSA
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    I was just re-reading this thread, if you want to do a test just to see the effectiveness of some test-boosters, try this one out from ZRT labs, it's the cheapest I've seen for testing active test ($79):

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gutterpump View Post
    I was just re-reading this thread, if you want to do a test just to see the effectiveness of some test-boosters, try this one out from ZRT labs, it's the cheapest I've seen for testing active test ($79):

    Yeah, this is basically what the use is for, to see if test boost supplements actually work. I just thought I could get a similar test from a doctor for cheap since I have health insurance.
  

  
 

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