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    Looking into TRT for possible help in my life. LowTestosterone.com or DR. MARIANO

    I am looking to get blood work and check my status on my Testosterone . I live in the Bay Area in California and am wondering which route would be better for me? LowT or Mariano?
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    I would make a recommendation, but I think it goes without saying that I'm a little biased

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    Quote Originally Posted by Low Testosterone View Post
    I would make a recommendation, but I think it goes without saying that I'm a little biased
    OK let me do it for you. Yes one of the best places you will find anywhere would be a Low Testosterone clinic because they are up on all the latest and greatest treatments unlike most GP or even Endos. Most GP have very limited hormone knowledge and most endos are not much better in most cases and my experience.

    You will see the banner to the right of the page to search for a clinic in your area.
    http://www.lowtestosterone.com/locations.php

    Best of luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rikkyjay View Post
    I am looking to get blood work and check my status on my Testosterone. I live in the Bay Area in California and am wondering which route would be better for me? LowT or Mariano?
    A lot depends on what you want and what you can afford.

    LowT is reasonably up to date on things, and they are nothing short of a godsend for people having doctor problems.

    Dr. Mariano is one of the best in the business. And you'll pay for the privilege of being his patient.

    As a former Bay Area resident myself, if it were up to me, I'd fly to Lansing and see Dr. Crisler.

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    Just out of curiosity, this isn't knocking any of the doctors you guys are fans of but what is it you think you're getting with a Crisler or someone else that's "TRT known" that you're not getting elsewhere? No, this doesn't include doctors that no nothing about TRT, we're all aware of that problem and that's a separate issue. Any way, just curious.

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    I am curious to Low Testosterone 's question as well. I just called Low Testosterone but am looking into Mariano and Crisler. It would be nice to know what my bills would be looking like or how well the treatments are. I am new and you guys can PM me or send me a message.

    I want the best possible care. I am here for my health, balance, and hopefully a better life. Thank you Steroid Community.

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    Dr Mariano isn't accepting new patients. This brings tears to my eyes. The receptionist said to call back in 6 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rikkyjay View Post
    I am looking to get blood work and check my status on my Testosterone. I live in the Bay Area in California and am wondering which route would be better for me? LowT or Mariano?
    low t is a good group, if i maybe biased a bit id personally recommend Dr. Michael E. Rosenbaum, MD san rafael, heard great things about him....from a few guys who recommended him to me, but i dont want to have to travel that far....
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    Thanks guys. I am new to this so I really want to learn more about my body and the hormones that may be affecting me. I will check these guys out.

    I also have bloodwork that was done in January. Is there anyplace or anyone who can take a quick look at it to see if testosterone might be the culprit before I commit and pay low testosterone 200 a month. Thanks guys.

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    Post your BW up here, just redact personal info.
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    COMPONENT STANDARD RANGE YOUR VALUE
    Sodium, Ser/Plas 135 - 146 mmol/L 140
    Potassium, Ser/Plas 3.5 - 5.3 mmol/L 4.4
    Chloride, Ser/Plas 98 - 110 mmol/L 104
    CO2, Ser/Plas 19 - 30 mmol/L 30
    Urea Nitrogen,Ser/Plas 7 - 25 mg/dL 18
    Creatinine, Ser/Plas 0.60 - 1.35 mg/dL 1.08
    For patients > or = 50 years of age: The upper reference limit for
    Creatinine is approximately 13% higher for people identified as
    African-American.
    eGFR >=60 mL/min/1.73m2 95
    eGFR (African American) >=60 mL/min/1.73m2 110
    Glucose, Ser/Plas 65 - 99 mg/dL 84
    FASTING REFERENCE INTERVAL
    Calcium, Ser/Plas 8.6 - 10.3 mg/dL 9.9
    Protein, Total, Ser/Plas 6.1 - 8.1 g/dL 7.2
    Albumin, Ser/Plas 3.6 - 5.1 g/dL 4.5
    Globulin 1.9 - 3.7 g/dL 2.7
    Albumin/Globulin Ratio 1.0 - 2.5 ratio 1.7
    AST (SGOT), Ser/Plas 10 - 40 U/L 20
    Total Bilirubin 0.2 - 1.2 mg/dL 0.4
    ALT (SGPT), Ser/Plas 9 - 46 U/L 25
    Alk P'TASE, Total, Ser/Plas 40 - 115 U/L 56

    COMPONENT STANDARD RANGE YOUR VALUE
    Cholesterol, Total 125 - 200 mg/dL 209
    Triglyceride, Ser/Plas <150 mg/dL 114
    LDL (Calculated) <130 mg/dL 112
    DESIRABLE RANGE <100 mg/dL FOR PATIENTS
    WITH CHD OR DIABETES AND <70 mg/dL FOR
    DIABETIC PATIENTS WITH KNOWN HEART
    DISEASE.
    HDL Cholesterol > OR = 40 mg/dL 74
    NON-HDL Cholesterol 135
    Target for non-HDL cholesterol
    is 30 mg/dL higher than LDL
    cholesterol target.
    Cholesterol/HDL Ratio < OR = 5.0 2.8
    LDL/HDL Ratio SEE NOTE 1.51
    Reference Range: AV.RISK 2.29-4.90
    MALE: BELOW AVERAGE RISK: <2.28
    AVERAGE RISK: 2.29-4.90
    MODERATE RISK: 4.91-7.12
    HIGH RISK: >7.13

    FEMALE: BELOW AVERAGE RISK <2.34
    AVERAGE RISK: 2.35-4.12
    MODERATE RISK: 4.13-5.56
    HIGH RISK: >5.57

    COMPONENT STANDARD RANGE YOUR VALUE
    WBC 3.8 - 10.8 Thousand/uL 5.4
    RBC 4.20 - 5.80 Million/uL 4.87
    Hemoglobin 13.2 - 17.1 g/dL 15.1
    Hematocrit 38.5 - 50.0 % 46.5
    MCV 80.0 - 100.0 fL 95
    MCH 27.0 - 33.0 pg 31.0
    MCHC 32.0 - 36.0 g/dL 32.5
    RDW 11.0 - 15.0 % 13.1
    Platelet count 140 - 400 Thousand/uL 235
    NEUTS, ABS 1500 - 7800 Cells/uL 3078
    LYMPH, ABS 850 - 3900 Cells/uL 1782
    MONOS, ABS 200 - 950 Cells/uL 378
    EOS, ABS 15 - 500 Cells/uL 162
    BASOS, ABS 0 - 200 Cells/uL 0
    Neutrophils 57
    LYMPHS, % 33
    Monocytes 7
    EOS, % 3
    BASOS, % 0

    COMPONENT STANDARD RANGE YOUR VALUE
    TSH 0.40 - 4.50 mIU/L 2.51

    COMPONENT STANDARD RANGE YOUR VALUE
    Vitamin B12 200 - 1100 pg/mL 511

    COMPONENT STANDARD RANGE YOUR VALUE
    25-Hydroxy D, Total 30 - 100 ng/mL 23
    25-OHD3 indicates both endogenous production and
    supplementation. 25-OHD2 is an indicator of exogenous sources,
    such as diet or supplementation. Therapy is based on measurement
    of Total 25-OHD, with levels <20 ng/mL indicative of Vitamin D
    deficiency, while levels between 20 ng/mL and 30 ng/mL suggest
    insufficiency. Optimal levels are > or = 30 ng/mL.
    25-Hydroxy D3 SEE NOTE ng/mL 23
    Reference Range: Not established
    25-Hydroxy D2 SEE NOTE ng/mL < 4
    Reference Range: Not established

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    I'm not seeing Total Test or Free Test anywhere. Am I missing it?
    Also your D level stinks. Begin supplementing with D3 asap.
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    I was told my Vitamin D sucks. I am getting a new Blood Test Tomorrow. Will Update with the results. Should be specifically for T

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    Make sure your new test has Free Testosterone and not just Total. Also Sensitive Estrogen/Estrodil

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    Check out the Finding a Physician sticky for a list of tests you'll want to get.

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    Have been with Lowtestosterone for almost 1.5 yrs and I very happy with them. Just my .02

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    TESTS RESULT FLAG UNITS REFERENCE INTERVAL LAB
    PSA value 0.2 ng/mL or greater.
    Values obtained with different assay methods or kits cannot be used
    interchangeably. Results cannot be interpreted as absolute evidence
    of the presence or absence of malignant disease.
    Testosterone , Serum 775 ng/dL 348 - 1197 01
    Comment:
    Adult male reference interval is based on a population of lean males
    up to 40 years old.
    Free Testosterone(Direct) 12.3 pg/mL 9.3 - 26.5 02
    LH 3.2 mIU/mL 1.7 - 8.6 01
    FSH 2.9 mIU/mL 1.5 - 12.4 01
    .01
    CBC, Platelet Ct, and Diff01
    WBC 4.5 x10E3/uL 3.4 - 10.8 01
    RBC 4.85 x10E6/uL 4.14 - 5.80 01
    Hemoglobin 14.7 g/dL 12.6 - 17.7 01
    Hematocrit 44.6 % 37.5 - 51.0 01
    MCV 92 fL 79 - 97 01
    MCH 30.3 pg 26.6 - 33.0 01
    MCHC 33.0 g/dL 31.5 - 35.7 01
    RDW 12.7 % 12.3 - 15.4 01
    Platelets 235 x10E3/uL 150 - 379 01
    Neutrophils 47 %01
    Lymphs 43 %01
    Monocytes 7 %01
    Eos 3 %01
    Basos 0 %01
    Neutrophils (Absolute) 2.1 x10E3/uL 1.4 - 7.0 01
    Lymphs (Absolute) 2.0 x10E3/uL 0.7 - 3.1 01
    Monocytes(Absolute) 0.3 x10E3/uL 0.1 - 0.9 01
    Eos (Absolute) 0.1 x10E3/uL 0.0 - 0.4 01
    Baso (Absolute) 0.0 x10E3/uL 0.0 - 0.2 01
    Immature Granulocytes 0 %01
    Immature Grans (Abs) 0.0 x10E3/uL 0.0

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    I couldn't get treatment. I guess my testosterone levels were high but my free t was borderline? That's what they said. Ugh. I thought I finally found why I was getting similar symptoms.

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    Bloodwork was taken 8am in the morning - I fasted for around 9-10 hours.
    Last edited by rikkyjay; 04-20-2015 at 03:18 AM.

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    Any updates?

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    Your free T is not that low and there are a lot of things that you can do to raise it naturally started with diet and exercise.

    What is your body fat at now? Diet is good, ok?

    what are your main concerns or why do you think you have low T or that Testosterone will help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovbyts View Post
    Your free T is not that low and there are a lot of things that you can do to raise it naturally started with diet and exercise.

    What is your body fat at now? Diet is good, ok?

    what are your main concerns or why do you think you have low T or that Testosterone will help?
    I guess it's because when I did get on a strict diet and a strict training program, I didn't see any results. What diet would be best for me and as a beginner in body building

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    What kind of results do you want?

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