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    moe-man is offline New Member
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    Blood work question

    okay so i am not on any cycle right now, nor am i planning it withing the next few months. I understand i have alot of reseach to do and i will take the advice i have been given. So anyhow i need to learn about bloodwork. I have no idea what blood tests to get and what to look for other than my test and estro levels. I would greatly appreciate so help on what blood tests to ask the doc for and how often i should get them tested when i finally do decide to start a cycle. If i am asking for to much info can you please point me to an article or somewhere i can learn about all this thanks.

    25 years old
    180lbs
    been lifting 7 years
    Diet is clean and on key
    no previous cycles

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    kelkel is offline HRT Specialist ~ AR-Platinum Elite-Hall of Famer ~ No Source Checks
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    This is pulled from a sticky in the TRT Forum. It applies. It will give you good baselines to fall back on...

    kel

    Total Testosterone
    • Bioavailable Testosterone (AKA “Free and Loosely Bound”)
    • Free Testosterone (if Bioavailable T is unavailable)
    • SHBG
    • DHT (perhaps) *Gel user especially pay attention to this.
    • Estradiol (specify “sensitive” assay for males)
    • LH
    • FSH
    • Prolactin
    • Cortisol
    • Thyroid Panel
    • CBC
    • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
    • Lipid Profile
    • PSA (age dependent)
    • IGF -1, IGFBP-3 (if HGH therapy is being considered)
    Vitamin D

    Welcome to the forum Moe. Begin by reading the stickies at the top of the forum. Best way to self-educate and they will answer many of your questions.

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