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    Free test vs total test

    There’s a lab in my area that does blood work and I checked out what tests they offer. For testosterone it’s only listed as “Total Tesosterone”. I am considering possibly using them for pre cycle blood work in the future.

    My question is would “Total testosterone” suffice for a baseline pre cycle testosterone reading or would I need blood work that specifically breaks it down into “free testosterone” and “total testosterone”?

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    Check out www.discountedlabs.com or www.privatemdlabs.com

    They normally have packages set up that make it easy for you. You can get by with total T but know that FT is what works for us.

    Basically you need the following if possible:

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    FSH
    CBC
    CMP

    LH/FSH is indicative of pituitary function which is what you will be re-starting during pct so getting this baseline is imperative imho.
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    Ok Thanks Kelkel

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    I had looked on those websites before and they were pretty expensive I think the lab near me offers all those tests but it’s ala carte so it may end up costing more to add those on vs getting a package deal on those sites.

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    Check the web for discount codes as well.
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    Privatemdlabs is what I use. I can always find a 10-15% code on the web. Look at 'female hormone panel with sensitive'. Doesn't matter you're a guy. Gets most everything. Then I sometimes add stuff like prolactin if doing tren .

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    Good to know guys thanks for the responses

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