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    Canadian members/sensitive e2 assay

    How do you get sensitive e2 assay? No one even knows what I am talking about.

    Doctor doesn't know, lifelabs person doesn't know, lifelabs call Centre rep searched - she said this test doesn't exist.

    A simple google search shows so many options in the US but nothing in canada.

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    I wondered this as well, I asked my family doc and she also said she never heard of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by somewhatjacked View Post
    How do you get sensitive e2 assay? No one even knows what I am talking about.

    Doctor doesn't know, lifelabs person doesn't know, lifelabs call Centre rep searched - she said this test doesn't exist.

    A simple google search shows so many options in the US but nothing in canada.

    Thanks
    I believe Lifelabs has a Female hormone panel that includes the sensitive E2. That is what you want to get done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperNova93 View Post

    I believe Lifelabs has a Female hormone panel that includes the sensitive E2. That is what you want to get done.
    I could be wrong but women don't need sensitive, hence lifelabs only offers regular e2.

    On the report it's listed as "estradiol"

    Does your report say "sensitive"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RigPig View Post
    I wondered this as well, I asked my family doc and she also said she never heard of it
    Do you cross the border to get it done?

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    Quote Originally Posted by somewhatjacked
    I could be wrong but women don't need sensitive, hence lifelabs only offers regular e2. On the report it's listed as "estradiol" Does your report say "sensitive"?
    estradiol is e2. That's what you want I'm pretty sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mp859 View Post
    estradiol is e2. That's what you want I'm pretty sure
    Yes sir! I did get e2/estradiol but I am looking for sensitive e2. This is what the sticky suggested.

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    Same thing in europe. Several labs only have estradiol e2, they dont have any sensitive one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.BB View Post
    Same thing in europe. Several labs only have estradiol e2, they dont have any sensitive one.
    So do you guys just use regular e2 numbers to adjust your AI?

    I guess I could do regular e2 test every 10 days to see what's going on.

    As long as it's the same method of reporting/testing, I should get an accurate representation.

    Does that sound sensible or not really?

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    Of course, have to use whats available.

    If you do pre cycle bloods you will have a baseline to when you want to compare to on cycle.

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    Thanks BB.

    My baseline is 153 pmo/l which is above normal range (150) hence I was hoping for an accurate test for men.

    If my estrogen is already high, should I increase my AI dose or take raloxifine alongside normal AI dose?

    What do you suggest?

    Thanks again.

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    My 1st e2 labs was also very close or a little over top range, no worries.

    Dont increase AI unless e2 goes far north on your mid cycle bloods.

    Raloxifene is for gyno, you only take if you are treating man boobs.

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    I was thinking of being proactive and taking raloxifine as a preventive measure to avoid gyno due to high estrogen.

    I guess I can have raloxifine on hand instead of taking it for no reason.

    I will do e2 bw every week or so until I figure it out.

    Thanks BB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somewhatjacked View Post
    I was thinking of being proactive and taking raloxifine as a preventive measure to avoid gyno due to high estrogen.

    I guess I can have raloxifine on hand instead of taking it for no reason.

    I will do e2 bw every week or so until I figure it out.

    Thanks BB.
    Your doctor is letting you do bw every week?! Does your doctor do steroids too? lol

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