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Thread: PrivateMDLabs vs DiscountedLabs

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    PrivateMDLabs vs DiscountedLabs

    What have your experiences been?

    For me, PrivateMDLabs is cheaper, but DiscountedLabs gets my lab work back much faster.



    For the same panels, PrivateMDLabs took 5 days to get my blood work last time, and DiscountedLabs took 2. I got blood again on Tuesday at 8am, and they now told me it will take 10-14 days. I can't be waiting weeks to get results, I want them in 2 days max, so I think I'll be going with Discounted labs from now on.

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    10-14 days is quite long. Did you run anything odd that they'd have to send out as opposed to running "in-house"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelkel View Post
    10-14 days is quite long. Did you run anything odd that they'd have to send out as opposed to running "in-house"?
    Nope, just general hormone panel for men. CBC, testosterone , estrogen, thyroid, lipids, sugar, igf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Test Monsterone View Post
    Nope, just general hormone panel for men. CBC, testosterone, estrogen, thyroid, lipids, sugar, igf.
    that weird .i use them all the time and those tests only take around 2-5 business days .

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    I use privatemdlabs and have been told 10-14 business days, but the panels I ordered were fairly extensive.
    Generally for total T, free T, CBC, CMP, E2, etc. it takes about 5-7 business days.
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    Well I guess that's just what it is.

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    Anyone know a lab that will actually show your test level when you're on cycle instead of just ">2000" or something like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by i_SLAM_cougars View Post
    Anyone know a lab that will actually show your test level when you're on cycle instead of just ">2000" or something like that?
    If you order "test-lcms" it'll give you a real number
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Duffer View Post
    If you order "test-lcms" it'll give you a real number
    Which test do I order to check my E2 levels? There appears to be a few. Estradiol regualar, Estradiol sensitive, Estrogens total and Estrone..

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    The sensitive test is most accurate. That's what I always order
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyV85 View Post
    Which test do I order to check my E2 levels? There appears to be a few. Estradiol regualar, Estradiol sensitive, Estrogens total and Estrone..
    Sensitive. Some guys order ultrasensitve and then try to compare the values to sensitive, which doesn't really work. Pick one, sensitive or ultrasensitve and stick with it. I've always ordered sensitive E2
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    Quote Originally Posted by almostgone View Post
    Sensitive. Some guys order ultrasensitve and then try to compare the values to sensitive, which doesn't really work. Pick one, sensitive or ultrasensitve and stick with it. I've always ordered sensitive E2
    And the test to make sure my HCG is legit... thats the Testosterone /LH/FSH?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyV85 View Post
    And the test to make sure my HCG is legit... thats the Testosterone/LH/FSH?
    To make sure your HCG is legit? Pregnancy test you buy OTC at drugstore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by almostgone View Post
    To make sure your HCG is legit? Pregnancy test you buy OTC at drugstore.
    Haha nice thatll be interesting. And piss on it or shoot some HCG on it?

    I guess what I meant in my previous question was what test would I purchase to see how well the HCG is doing its job... other than obviously feeling my balls.

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    I THINK HCG will indicate a positive on the pregnancy test. A little drop should do it.

    On the tests to order, maybe LH / FSH? Seems like I saw this discussed somewhere on here. I would imagine you would want a baseline number, though, if it would even work.

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    Haha nice thatll be interesting. And piss on it or shoot some HCG on it?

    I guess what I meant in my previous question was what test would I purchase to see how well the HCG is doing its job... other than obviously feeling my balls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyV85 View Post
    Haha nice thatll be interesting. And piss on it or shoot some HCG on it?

    I guess what I meant in my previous question was what test would I purchase to see how well the HCG is doing its job... other than obviously feeling my balls.
    There is no blood test for HCG efficiency. It acts as LH but does not show as such in bloodwork. A drop from the vial on a pregnancy test will show positive. Nut size tells the rest

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    Mix hcg to 1000iu per ml.

    Place 10-20 units on pregnancy test.

    If both lines appear, it's good. No matter how faint the second line is
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    Ah ok, I stand corrected. I thought there might be a way to back into it via blood test.

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Duffer View Post
    There is no blood test for HCG efficiency. It acts as LH but does not show as such in bloodwork. A drop from the vial on a pregnancy test will show positive. Nut size tells the rest

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    Anyone have a coupon code or know where to find one? All the ones Ive found online are expired...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyV85 View Post
    Anyone have a coupon code or know where to find one? All the ones Ive found online are expired...
    Jan2019 for private MD
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    Quote Originally Posted by Couchlockd View Post
    Jan2019 for private MD
    Thank you sir

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    Attachment 175528
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    For most intents and purposes, this test is all we need and a bag of chips.

    With code it was $169.70
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    Discounted labs seemed cheaper, but thier package was capped and didn't include PSA, CMP, AND cholesterol didn't give hdl:ldl ratio.. it's price was 159 plus $8 draw fee so it was about the same as private after the discount code, and private is more thorough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couchlockd View Post
    Attachment 175528
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    For most intents and purposes, this test is all we need and a bag of chips.

    With code it was $169.70
    But that doesnt look like itll give me my E2.... which I need to see since I havent been using an AI... or does it include E2?

    EDIT: Scratch that, I looked again and it does have E2 sensitive... thanks again
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