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    riotz0r is offline Associate Member
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    Blood work

    So i was doing research online and found an interesting forum post that stated you can go to privatemd and get the proper BW done for $60.00 if you order the female hormone testing.... This is what it includes:

    Female Hormone Testing Panel contains the following tests:

    Estradiol, Serum Luteinizing Hormone (LH)
    Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) Testosterone , Serum
    Complete Blood Count (CBC) Comprehensive Metabolic Profile

    its $100.00 more for this:

    The Hormone Panel for Males contains the following tests:
    -Lipid Profile
    -Complete Blood Count w/ Differential
    -Estradiol, Sensitive
    -Insulin Growth Factor (IGF-1)
    -Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
    -Testosterone (Free) , Serum (Equilibrium Ultrafiltration) With Total Testosterone
    -Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)
    -Thyroid Profile

    Significant deviations from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.

    Lipid Panel: Cholesterol, total; high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol; low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (calculation); triglycerides; very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) cholesterol (calculation)
    Complete Blood Count: Hematocrit; hemoglobin; mean corpuscular volume (MCV); mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH); mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC); red cell distribution width (RDW); percentage and absolute differential counts; platelet count; red cell count; white blood cell count
    Estradiol, Sensitive
    Comprehensive Metabolic Panel: A:G ratio; albumin, serum; alkaline phosphatase, serum; ALT (SGPT); AST (SGOT); bilirubin, total; BUN; BUN:creatinine ratio; calcium, serum; carbon dioxide, total; chloride, serum; creatinine, serum; globulin, total; glucose, serum; potassium, serum; protein, total, serum; sodium, serum
    Testosterone (Free), Serum With Total
    Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA), Serum
    Thyroid Profile: Free Thyroxine Index (FTI);Thyroxine (T4); Thyroid Hormone Binding Ratio (T3 Uptake); Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH)

    Just wondering if the female hormone panel is enough??

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    riotz0r is offline Associate Member
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    Bump to the BW specialists.

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    bass is offline HRT Specialist ~ Knowledgeable Member
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    to do it right you need to get the second one. that's the one I get all the time.

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    riotz0r is offline Associate Member
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    I figured... Was hoping to save $100.00 bucks lol... All though now that I think about it I'm pretty sure my HSA account covers labwork

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    FRDave is offline Senior Member
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    Female hormone panel is great for the price and is what I use on a regular basis. All depends on your needs.

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    wizarddeath is offline Junior Member
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    Panel question:

    So I want to test my IGF, test and Estrogen level with my current cycle, but I think I should get my FSH/LH levels as well?

    The male panel doesn't give LSH or FH, but does the rest. What type of information could I obtain from knowing the FSH/LH levels? Would either panel actually tell me about red blood cell count to know if I am close to needing to give blood?

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