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    Getting blood work in bc, canada?

    anyone have experience getting bloodwork done for the purpose of monitoring levels for aas usage?

    how do I go about this? talk to a doctor? just walk into a lab and ask for a full blood work test?

    please advise, thanks

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    dont know how it works in Canada since your medical care is socialized but in the US you just go to ur MD, say I want to get blood work up for my testosterone levels , he fills out a script and you go to a lab. Results usually come in like a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilsonw25 View Post
    dont know how it works in Canada since your medical care is socialized but in the US you just go to ur MD, say I want to get blood work up for my testosterone levels, he fills out a script and you go to a lab. Results usually come in like a week.
    thanks for the reply.

    when you ask for a testosterone test do you also receive all the other levels as well such as LH levels etc.

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    here you do but like I said im not from Canada.. you might want to ask for that just to be safe if you are interested in knowing what the levels are

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilsonw25 View Post
    here you do but like I said im not from Canada.. you might want to ask for that just to be safe if you are interested in knowing what the levels are
    I'll keep that in mind. thank you again for the input

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    Getting creatinine, lipid panel, blood panel, and cholesterol checked is not a problem at all. You should be able to get those types of tests done 2-4 times a year for regular maintenance at your doctor. However, getting FSH, LH, Free Test, Total Test, Prolactin, etc are not going to be as easy. This is because the government pays for bloodwork in Canada and all of these tests are expensive (up to multiple hundreds of dollars per test), so a Doctor (morally-speaking) is not going to throw away the governments money "just because your curious - type of thing". The average male typically has highest test levels Around Age 18-21, but still has high levels from 21-25, and then slowly tapers off (again - varies by individual).

    Realistically, there are only four reasons to get Test/Hormones/etc checked:

    (1) You are currently on, are considering doing, or have done Anabolic Steroids (P.S. - Don't tell your Dr. your juicing).
    (2) You are considering a sex change
    (3) Your a middle-age/matured male that has developed symptoms of low Testosterone
    (4) You have a family history problem of Low Test that you could prove to your Doctor.

    Aside from falling into one of those categories, your family doctor is not going to give you a requisition for Bloodwork. So how do you get it done ? Well this is how I went about it, this process may/may not work for you, and I don't advocate lying to a medical professional on a regular basis (Ironically, I'm a medical student, go figure).

    Step 1: Find a corrupt (or "liberal" as people like to say) doctor and get the requisition from him. I happen to have a friend's father who is this type of person so it was easy.

    Step 2: Once you get the requisition and get tested, print the results when they come in.

    Step 3: Go to any Walk-in clinic, show your bloodwork, explain your doctor was testing you for low test (Here is the part you lie about since they will ask why) and either list off all the symptoms of low test that you "have' (*winkwink*) or say you have a family history of low test. Say that your doctor is on maternity leave but she wanted a re-check done. If your family doctor is a male, you could say he is going on vacation for X months. You now have a second requisition for bloodwork for all the hormones.

    Step 4: Rinse & repeat Step 3 to continue monitoring your hormone levels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Windex View Post
    Getting creatinine, lipid panel, blood panel, and cholesterol checked is not a problem at all. You should be able to get those types of tests done 2-4 times a year for regular maintenance at your doctor. However, getting FSH, LH, Free Test, Total Test, Prolactin, etc are not going to be as easy. This is because the government pays for bloodwork in Canada and all of these tests are expensive (up to multiple hundreds of dollars per test), so a Doctor (morally-speaking) is not going to throw away the governments money "just because your curious - type of thing". The average male typically has highest test levels Around Age 18-21, but still has high levels from 21-25, and then slowly tapers off (again - varies by individual).

    Realistically, there are only four reasons to get Test/Hormones/etc checked:

    (1) You are currently on, are considering doing, or have done Anabolic Steroids (P.S. - Don't tell your Dr. your juicing).
    (2) You are considering a sex change
    (3) Your a middle-age/matured male that has developed symptoms of low Testosterone
    (4) You have a family history problem of Low Test that you could prove to your Doctor.

    Aside from falling into one of those categories, your family doctor is not going to give you a requisition for Bloodwork. So how do you get it done ? Well this is how I went about it, this process may/may not work for you, and I don't advocate lying to a medical professional on a regular basis (Ironically, I'm a medical student, go figure).

    Step 1: Find a corrupt (or "liberal" as people like to say) doctor and get the requisition from him. I happen to have a friend's father who is this type of person so it was easy.

    Step 2: Once you get the requisition and get tested, print the results when they come in.

    Step 3: Go to any Walk-in clinic, show your bloodwork, explain your doctor was testing you for low test (Here is the part you lie about since they will ask why) and either list off all the symptoms of low test that you "have' (*winkwink*) or say you have a family history of low test. Say that your doctor is on maternity leave but she wanted a re-check done. If your family doctor is a male, you could say he is going on vacation for X months. You now have a second requisition for bloodwork for all the hormones.

    Step 4: Rinse & repeat Step 3 to continue monitoring your hormone levels.
    I certainly appreciate your advice. I'll see if I can make it fly.

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    Socialized medicine sucks... I feel bad for all you guys in countries such as canada and countries in Europe.. Sure paying for health insurance sucks and it is expensive but I can garuntee that The US has the best medical care in the world because of how the system is set up. and has the advantage of just being able to go to my MD request blood work for literally whatever i want and he will fill it bc it gives them a kickback everytime they fill out a script. and if you have health insurance then they are the ones that get stuck with the bill.. not you.

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