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Thread: Estrogen: (Ultrasensitive assay) v (estrone & total estrogen)

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    Estrogen: (Ultrasensitive assay) v (estrone & total estrogen)

    My TRT doc prefers -estrone- and -total estrogen- (and maybe -total estradiol- but I can't remember for sure). I disagree because knowledge from here, other web pages, and other TRT docs and Endos seem to prefer the Ultrasensitive. Is there any reasoning to explain his preference?

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    Background: he's an egotist and he's expensive.

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    I always ask for a sensitive e2 assay, and further ask for a full hormone panel. It'll usually cover everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PT1982 View Post
    I always ask for a sensitive e2 assay, and further ask for a full hormone panel. It'll usually cover everything.
    You fit right in on this forum buddy. Glad to have you here, you arent a newbie at this game and it shows in the way you fit in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Obspowerstroke View Post
    You fit right in on this forum buddy. Glad to have you here, you arent a newbie at this game and it shows in the way you fit in.
    Thanks man! That means a lot to me!

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    So...

    Estrogen: (Ultrasensitive assay) v (estrone & total estrogen)
    My TRT doc prefers -estrone- and -total estrogen- (and maybe -total estradiol- but I can't remember for sure). I disagree because knowledge from here, other web pages, and other TRT docs and Endos seem to prefer the Ultrasensitive. Is there any reasoning to explain his preference?

    LOL

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    Anybody have any idea why this doc would want estrone and total estrogen instead of ulta-sens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quester View Post
    Anybody have any idea why this doc would want estrone and total estrogen instead of ulta-sens?
    My natty total estrogen and "regular" E2 are always flagged high but once my general physician ordered the sensitive E2 test and came back high normal (30), he basically told me to gtfo.

    Sensitive E2 tests are literally only $40..

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