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    Blood Work

    I'm 6 weeks into cycle and need blood work. I was looking on labsmd and discountedlabs but the cheapest test was $189.

    -where do you all order blood work?
    -what particular test do you order?
    -how much does it cost?
    -once you order the test online, where do you get the blood work done? Do you go to a labcorp with the order?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macros View Post
    I'm 6 weeks into cycle and need blood work. I was looking on labsmd and discountedlabs but the cheapest test was $189.

    -where do you all order blood work?
    From online either one you mentioned
    -what particular test do you order?
    What are you running? If test only get CBC/CMP/Thyroid(free T3/& T4) lipids, PSA, E2(sensitive assay), TT, Free t.... if you ran a 19nor(nandrolone or tren) then test for prolactin too! Make any adjustments to your AI as needed
    -how much does it cost?
    You can order the tests separately but what you probly had was a full
    Hormone Panel for Males... 175-190 but covers everything except prolactin if you even need it

    -once you order the test online, where do you get the blood work done? Do you go to a labcorp with the order?

    You'll get your 'requisition papers' your script and you can just walk in to whatever lab they use.... private md labs uses Labcorp not positive on Discounted Labs(same or a quest diagnostics)

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    I'm fairly certain this is your first test e cycle.

    If so your best bet is to order the hormone panel for males from labs MD, I believe it costs $173.

    After payment they'll email you the requisition papers that you need to print out and bring to the lab.

    If you email them an ask nicely, and tell them which lab, they'll fax the requisition papers to the lab so you don't have to print the them out.

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    In my opinion no need to test thyroid, as steroids will skew the results. PSA at your age is not really necessary. TT and free T only needs to be tested if you want to know if your gear is bunk/underdosed.

    Mid cycle bloods you want to test e2 for AI adjustments, and find out how your body is coping with the avalanche of hormones. So you want CBC, lipids, liver and kidneys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by numbere View Post
    I'm fairly certain this is your first test e cycle.

    If so your best bet is to order the hormone panel for males from labs MD, I believe it costs $173.

    After payment they'll email you the requisition papers that you need to print out and bring to the lab.

    If you email them an ask nicely, and tell them which lab, they'll fax the requisition papers to the lab so you don't have to print the them out.
    I also checked it's no more than 175 from private md labs... 'for a Full Hormone Panel - which I've checked off all that comes with it / since your running a test e only cycle that Panel will cover everything you need looked at
    And your mid cycle adjustments will be with your AI dose(if needed)

    Edit -- no in ls/ms testing w/private md labs on full hormone panel for males
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    Quote Originally Posted by NACH3 View Post
    I also checked it's no more than 175 from private md labs... 'for a Full Hormone Panel - which I've checked off all that comes with it / since your running a test e only cycle that Panel will cover everything you need looked at

    Keep on it brother!
    Do private MD labs use an ls/ms testing method?

    I know labs MD does that's why I use them for my tests.

    Through labs MD the male hormone panel gives sensitive e2 and real test numbers when over 1500.

    I'm not sure if it's true but I heard labs MD tests aren't effected by 19 nors because they use lc/ms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by numbere View Post
    Do private MD labs use an ls/ms testing method?

    I know labs MD does that's why I use them for my tests.

    Through labs MD the male hormone panel gives sensitive e2 and real test numbers when over 1500.

    I'm not sure if it's true but I heard labs MD tests aren't effected by 19 nors because they use lc/ms.
    Yes you are right Numbere... the ls/ms isn't in private md labs... my bad fellas... I used a female hormone panel and put in E2 sensitive etc / and it goes over 1500ng/dl...

    I'm pulling labs next wk and I've lowered my TRT dose / so that's what I'm going for including others(DHT/PSA) and the regulars
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    Quote Originally Posted by NACH3 View Post
    Yes you are right Numbere... the ls/ms isn't in private md labs... my bad fellas... I used a female hormone panel and put in E2 sensitive etc / and it goes over 1500ng/dl...

    I'm pulling labs next wk and I've lowered my TRT dose / so that's what I'm going for including others(DHT/PSA) and the regulars
    How are you getting private labs in California?

    Thought private labs weren't allowed in that communist state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by numbere View Post
    How are you getting private labs in California?

    Thought private labs weren't allowed in that communist state.
    They're legal in cali. I always use private md labs, and get the female hormone panel with added sensitive e2. You can get lc/ms through priavte md labs you just have to pick the right test.

    edit: it may have changed recently but last time I did bloodwork last year it was legal. I haven't done blodwork this year because I haven't even ran gear fir more than 5 weeks due to personal issues arising. I haven't even used my trt dose most of the year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jstone View Post
    They're legal in cali. I always use private md labs, and get the female hormone panel with added sensitive e2. You can get lc/ms through priavte md labs you just have to pick the right test.
    I think you'd save money using labs MD because you wouldn't have to add the e2 assay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by numbere View Post
    I think you'd save money using labs MD because you wouldn't have to add the e2 assay.
    I never really looked around at prices. I always find a 15% off coupon, but I will check those out. I jeed to get some bloodwork, something is off since I haven't been taking my trt test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstone View Post
    I never really looked around at prices. I always find a 15% off coupon, but I will check those out. I jeed to get some bloodwork, something is off since I haven't been taking my trt test.
    That's not cool man.

    Hopefully it isn't anything serious.

    If you just want to check one or two things like e2, PRL or HCT then discounted labs has great prices on single tests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by numbere View Post
    That's not cool man.

    Hopefully it isn't anything serious.

    If you just want to check one or two things like e2, PRL or HCT then discounted labs has great prices on single tests.
    Thanks for the tip. I just need to check e2, and PRL. HCT is always in check I donate every 8 weeks, and I haven't even been on anything now for about 8 weeks. Before that I started a blast, and about 5 weeks in my buddy was killed in a car accident. Ever since then I haven't used anything and haven't even been in the gym much. I think it might be stress, but something is off. I lost about 20 pounds since all this happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstone View Post
    They're legal in cali. I always use private md labs, and get the female hormone panel with added sensitive e2. You can get lc/ms through priavte md labs you just have to pick the right test.

    edit: it may have changed recently but last time I did bloodwork last year it was legal. I haven't done blodwork this year because I haven't even ran gear fir more than 5 weeks due to personal issues arising. I haven't even used my trt dose most of the year.
    I too, have always used private md labs and I'm in CA... Numbere didn't you tell me PA changed? It was the only state around like 3-4 that didn't allow pins etc - and now are they preventing that in PA... I'll have to look now in Cali I just planned on hopping on online like usual -

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstone View Post
    Thanks for the tip. I just need to check e2, and PRL. HCT is always in check I donate every 8 weeks, and I haven't even been on anything now for about 8 weeks. Before that I started a blast, and about 5 weeks in my buddy was killed in a car accident. Ever since then I haven't used anything and haven't even been in the gym much. I think it might be stress, but something is off. I lost about 20 pounds since all this happened.
    Woow very sorry to hear this Jstone! My thoughts and prayers are with you my friend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NACH3 View Post
    I too, have always used private md labs and I'm in CA... Numbere didn't you tell me PA changed? It was the only state around like 3-4 that didn't allow pins etc - and now are they preventing that in PA... I'll have to look now in Cali I just planned on hopping on online like usual -
    Private blood work was legal in PA as of 2 months ago.

    As far as I know things haven't changed.

    Pins are legal too, I buy slin pins from CVS sometimes.

    Legitimate research companies no longer ship to PA.

    It has something to do with royalties on patented chemicals are too high.

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    Thank you all very much for the info and advice. I'll post my BW results once I get them. I'm in PA so hopefully no issues ordering a test this way. This is my first cycle and I've been following the first cycle sticky to the T. With the Adex I was having a hard time cutting the mg tab into 1/4 so I've been taking 1/3 eod. I'll see if I should go back to .25 mg eod based on the blood work. Overall I've felt absolutely fine during the cycle. Sex drive strength and size have all gone up a little - nothing crazy. And the only negative side has been oily skin with some breakouts. My goal has been to lean bulk and I've put on 8 lbs so far with very minimal fat gain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstone View Post
    I donate every 8 weeks
    Do you actually need to donate or is it just habit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    Do you actually need to donate or is it just habit?
    Its just become habit, and they constantly call because they need my blood type. I also feel better with frequent donations, if my hematocrit gets above 51-52 I start to have headaches, and my blood pressure gets higher than I like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jstone View Post
    Its just become habit, and they constantly call because they need my blood type. I also feel better with frequent donations, if my hematocrit gets above 51-52 I start to have headaches, and my blood pressure gets higher than I like.
    Just be careful with it. The older we get the more prone we become to anemia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macros View Post
    Thank you all very much for the info and advice. I'll post my BW results once I get them. I'm in PA so hopefully no issues ordering a test this way. This is my first cycle and I've been following the first cycle sticky to the T. With the Adex I was having a hard time cutting the mg tab into 1/4 so I've been taking 1/3 eod. I'll see if I should go back to .25 mg eod based on the blood work. Overall I've felt absolutely fine during the cycle. Sex drive strength and size have all gone up a little - nothing crazy. And the only negative side has been oily skin with some breakouts. My goal has been to lean bulk and I've put on 8 lbs so far with very minimal fat gain.
    In PA?

    I'm pretty close brotha, in O high O

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    Just be careful with it. The older we get the more prone we become to anemia.
    Oh great, something else to look forward too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    Just be careful with it. The older we get the more prone we become to anemia.
    Will definitely keep an eye on it.

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    I just ordered this from Private MD Labs:
    Hormone Panel with Estradiol Sensitive and Testosterone LC/MS-MS

    Includes:
    Complete Blood Count (CBC) w/ Differential: 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; immature granulocytes
    Comprehensive Metabolic Profile ( includes eGFR ): 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; eGFR
    Estradiol Sensitive
    Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
    Luteinizing Hormone (LH)
    Testosterone, Total - LC/MS-MS
    Total price: $96.00

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    Thanks for the recommendation Strongblood. Once you ordered it, where did you get it done? And how did you get the order over to the place you went to have it done?

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