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    YoungSpice is offline New Member
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    Testosterone Testing?

    I would like to know the types of tests that need to be taken before beginning any sort of steroid usage. Iíve read in the forums about cholesterol and testosterone testing but Iím not sure if thats it and would like to know if there are more specifics to the testing that I should know about. Also is there a way I could obtain these tests cheaper, perhaps through my PCP?

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    Online labs are the least expensive. Try https://www.privatemdlabs.com/

    Get the full spectrum hormone test for women. It's the same test as the men but cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScotchGuard02 View Post
    Online labs are the least expensive. Try https://www.privatemdlabs.com/

    Get the full spectrum hormone test for women. It's the same test as the men but cheaper.
    Thanks for tip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScotchGuard02 View Post
    Online labs are the least expensive. Try https://www.privatemdlabs.com/

    Get the full spectrum hormone test for women. It's the same test as the men but cheaper.
    I was checking the lab you were talking about and found the 'Basic Female Hormone Optimization Panel' which I'm assuming is what you meant by full spectrum hormone test for women, because that is the closest thing I could find to that.

    For Women:
    https://www.privatemdlabs.com/lab_te...4&search=#2439

    For Men:
    https://www.privatemdlabs.com/lab_te...4&search=#2438

    Here it seems that they are both the same price and both pretty expensive. Another concern is whether I really need all the things being tested in this package.

    I recall visiting earlier the page that was kindly recommended by Capebuffalo

    Link:
    https://forums.steroid.com/anabolic-...lood-work.html

    In which it mentions you can get the basic test for $60 with a coupon. I tried to do that, but it seems that the option presented in the post is no longer available and the new 'basic' package is substantially more expensive. Am I doing something wrong? Did I not find the right one?

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    Where are you located? Retired? A Veteran? There is a lot more state provided medical care than many people realise.

    ALSO: How you feel is more important than labs. With hormones, if you know the signs, it easy to know if you are OK or amiss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeOfEster View Post
    Where are you located? Retired? A Veteran? There is a lot more state provided medical care than many people realise.

    ALSO: How you feel is more important than labs. With hormones, if you know the signs, it easy to know if you are OK or amiss.
    Located in Florida, 20 years old. I've experienced intermittent fatigue on a daily basis so I compensate with coffee (1-2 cups a day), and the soldier doesn't stand at attention for too long because I just don't feel interested for very long, which is a shame because I'm quite proud of the package but what's the point if I'm not in the mood. I also wonder if this could be holding me back performance/hypertrophy wise. Like I was asking, it'd be great if I could get these tests done through my doctor/insurance because not only would it be cheaper but if it could knock two birds with one stone in terms of finding out more about my health and progressing with my physique it's a win-win.

    EDIT: Also would like to point out I'm 5'11 weighing at 171lbs, I'm considerably lean at 11-12% BF, and I eat pretty healthy (I major in nutrition just in case you're wondering whether I have any knowledge on what constitutes an actual nutritious diet).
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