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    Hemocrit & RBC

    Here is my latest labs and it shows my hemocrit and RBC are high. What is the cut off for these test to be allowed to donate blood. Do they allow you to donate with all the TRT meds we take? My protocol is every 5 days of 140 mg test c, .25 armidex x2 and 250 ius HCG x2 When I went to give blood last time I was informed that I was not allowed because of a visit to Hati. I have to get done either by donation or a script from the doctor because I am feeling like shite with being sore and tired.

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    Lab Test Results

    Comp. Metabolic Panel (14)


    Test Low Normal High Reference Range Units
    Alt (Sgpt) 26 0-44 IU/L
    Ast (Sgot) 28 0-40 IU/L
    Alkaline Phosphatase, S 81 39-117 IU/L
    A/G Ratio 1.8 1.1-2.5 1
    Globulin, Total 2.5 1.5-4.5 g/dL
    Albumin, Serum 4.4 3.5-5.5 g/dL
    Calcium, Serum 9.9 8.7-10.2 mg/dL
    Chloride, Serum 99 97-108 mmol/L
    Sodium, Serum 138 134-144 mmol/L
    Bun/Creatinine Ratio 14 9-20 1
    Egfr If Nonafricn Am 77 >59 mL/min/1.73
    Bun 16 6-24 mg/dL
    Glucose, Serum 101 65-99 mg/dL
    Bilirubin, Total 0.3 0.0-1.2 mg/dL
    Protein, Total, Serum 6.9 6.0-8.5 g/dL
    Carbon Dioxide, Total 26 19-28 mmol/L
    Potassium, Serum 5.0 3.5-5.2 mmol/L
    Egfr If Africn Am 89 >59 mL/min/1.73
    Creatinine, Serum 1.13 0.76-1.27 mg/dL

    Lipid Panel


    Test Low Normal High Reference Range Units
    Cholesterol, Total 197 100-199 mg/dL
    Triglycerides 130 0-149 mg/dL
    Hdl Cholesterol 44 >39 mg/dL
    Vldl Cholesterol Cal 26 5-40 mg/dL
    Ldl Cholesterol Calc 127 0-99 mg/dL

    Sedimentation Rate-Westergren


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    Sedimentation Rate-Westergren 2 0-15 mm/hr

    Cbc With Differential/Platelet


    Test Low Normal High Reference Range Units
    Wbc 6.5 3.4-10.8 x10E3/uL
    Rbc 6.30 4.14-5.80 x10E6/uL
    Hemoglobin 17.7 12.6-17.7 g/dL
    Hematocrit 53.0 37.5-51.0 %
    Mcv 84 79-97 fL
    Mch 28.1 26.6-33.0 pg
    Mchc 33.4 31.5-35.7 g/dL
    Rdw 13.8 12.3-15.4 %
    Platelets 252 155-379 x10E3/uL
    Neutrophils 56 40-74 %
    Lymphs 32 14-46 %
    Eos 3 0-5 %
    Basos 0 0-3 %
    Neutrophils (Absolute) 3.6 1.4-7.0 x10E3/uL
    Lymphs (Absolute) 2.1 0.7-3.1 x10E3/uL
    Monocytes(Absolute) 0.6 0.1-0.9 x10E3/uL
    Eos (Absolute) 0.2 0.0-0.4 x10E3/uL
    Baso (Absolute) 0.0 0.0-0.2 x10E3/uL
    Immature Granulocytes 0 0-2 %
    Immature Grans (Abs) 0.0 0.0-0.1 x10E3/uL
    Monocytes 9 4-12 %

    Ccp Antibodies Igg/Iga


    Test Low Normal High Reference Range Units
    Ccp Antibodies Igg/Iga 29 0-19 units

    Testosterone , Serum


    Test Low Normal High Reference Range Units
    Testosterone, Serum 856 348-1197 ng/dL

    Estradiol, Sensitive


    Test Low Normal High Reference Range Units
    Estradiol, Sensitive 23 3-70 pg/mL

    Prostate-Specific Ag, Serum


    Test Low Normal High Reference Range Units
    Prostate Specific Ag, Serum 0.8 0.0-4.0 ng/mL


    Triiodothyronine,Free,Serum


    Test Low Normal High Reference Range Units
    Triiodothyronine,Free,Serum 3.8 2.0-4.4 pg/mL

    Vitamin B6, Plasma


    Test Low Normal High Reference Range Units
    Vitamin B6 87.7 5.3-46.7 ug/L

    Creatine Kinase,Total,Serum


    Test Low Normal High Reference Range Units
    Creatine Kinase,Total,Serum 147 24-204 U/L

    Tsh


    Test Low Normal High Reference Range Units
    Tsh 1.890 0.450-4.500 uIU/mL

    Thyroxine (T4) Free, Direct, S


    Test Low Normal High Reference Range Units
    T4,Free(Direct) 1.45 0.82-1.77 ng/dL

    Vitamin B12 And Folate


    Test Low Normal High Reference Range Units
    Vitamin B12 1331 211-946 pg/mL
    Folate (Folic Acid), Serum >19.9 >3.0

    Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy


    Test Low Normal High Reference Range Units
    Vitamin D, 25-Hydroxy 68.5 30.0-100.0 ng/mL

    Testosterone, Free, Direct


    Test Low Normal High Reference Range Units
    Free Testosterone(Direct) 27.0 6.8-21.5 pg/mL

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    54% Where I used to donate.

    I would go donate ASAP and if you're rejected, you'll need a doctor to Rx you a phleb. You're not in any alarming danger, but certainly need to donate before it gets higher. Preferably double RBC.
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    If it routinely gets to be a problem then consider titrating your dose back a bit. It'll help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    54% Where I used to donate.

    I would go donate ASAP and if you're rejected, you'll need a doctor to Rx you a phleb. You're not in any alarming danger, but certainly need to donate before it gets higher. Preferably double RBC.
    What was the hemoglobin cutoff? (since this is what they actually check before donation)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonaparte View Post
    What was the hemoglobin cutoff? (since this is what they actually check before donation)
    They only check HCT. "In your hands" blood drive and Texas Oncology Center.
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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    They only check HCT. "In your hands" blood drive and Texas Oncology Center.
    That seems dubious, since hemoglobin is much easier to measure than hematocrit (instant read-out vs centrifuge or calculated through RBCs and MCV).
    They're probably just taking your hemoglobin and multiplying it by 3 (which many labs and hospitals do for simplicity).


    "The packed cell volume (PCV) can be determined by centrifuging heparinized blood in a capillary tube (also known as a microhematocrit tube) at 10,000 RPM for five minutes.[4] This separates the blood into layers. The volume of packed red blood cells divided by the total volume of the blood sample gives the PCV.

    With modern lab equipment, the hematocrit is calculated by an automated analyzer and not directly measured. It is determined by multiplying the red cell count by the mean cell volume. The hematocrit is slightly more accurate as the PCV includes small amounts of blood plasma trapped between the red cells. An estimated hematocrit as a percentage may be derived by tripling the hemoglobin concentration in g/dL and dropping the units.[5] The hemoglobin concentration is the measure used by blood banks to assess the level of iron in the donor's blood."
    Hematocrit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    What difference does it make? Overthinking it to extreme levels. Stop visiting wiki, brother, it's bad for your health.
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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post
    What difference does it make? Overthinking it to extreme levels. Stop visiting wiki, brother, it's bad for your health.
    I already knew that off the top of my head, but figured I should back it with something besides "because I said so" (which does generally work as well) lol

    The difference is that, based on your mean corpuscular volume (MCV), one may or may not be able to donate if they are borderline. So it is important to know what the blood center is actually measuring. And I'll be honest: I'm supposed to be studying for something, so I'm just looking for an escape. Haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by austinite View Post

    They only check HCT. "In your hands" blood drive and Texas Oncology Center.
    Here in Michigan they check hemoglobin and the cut off is 19.

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    Thanks guys
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    @kelkel I think I am going to back off a little to get my free in range. I hope with that and blood donation I will feel better

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    Just got back from my date with Red Cross. They did the blood test and said I was a poster child for double reds. Lots of RBC's and big veins. They also have no problem with the HRT meds along as they are prescribed. Not that they check though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bill View Post
    Thanks guys
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    @kelkel I think I am going to back off a little to get my free in range. I hope with that and blood donation I will feel better
    You won't notice the difference. Better in the long term as well.
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