Self-Testing Summary Page
In today's frugal insurance environment, almost no one will receieve adequate testing. The current health care system, at least here in the U.S., is bloated and struggling financially. Doctors are looking for ways to eliminate testing rather than increase it. Of course, this is tragic, because testing prices have gone to unheard of basement values from the large respected labs and a mountain of new knowledge about what to do with one's test results has been pouring out of the laboratory. Consider this: my insurance will not cover a thyroid panel or hsCRP or me; I have to beg my doctor to pull estradiol even though I am on TRT; I never had prolactin, LH or FSH pulled when I was diagnosed hypogonadal - you get the idea. The bottom line is that health care is very barebones, and no one is watchin out for you, except - you got it - you!
Below is some summary information on self-testing options. Keep in mind that some of this will not apply to other countries, so you'll have to do your due diligence in your own homeland if you are outside the U.S.
Inexpensive Labs for Testosterone and All the Common Tests
Unbelievable Stories Illustrating Why You Should Self-Test
Cheapest Testosterone Tests for Men
Some Common Tests That Men Pull
Tests Before HRT (Testosterone Therapy)
Tests After HRT (Testosterone Therapy)
What Are Normal Testosterone Levels For Your Age?
Dialy Testosterone Levels
Determine if You Are Hypogonadal
Measure Your Nitric Oxide (Nitrite) Levels from High Nitrate Foods
A1C: How I Lowered It Below 5.0
The Zinc Taste Tests - Pros and Cons
Measure Estradiol with Best Test
Free Testosterone Levels
DHEA Dosage and Target Levels
Cortisol: Test for Low or High Levels
DHT: What Are Ideal Target Levels?
PROSTATE CANCER: Game Changer - The 4Kscore for Tests for Advanced Prostate Cancer
HDL, LDL and Triglycerides Levels To Reverse Arterial Plaque
Homocsysteine Levels - Avoiding Erectile Dysfunction and Heart Disease
IMT: Measure and Monitor Your Arterial Plaque
LDL-P: Target Values for Plaque Control and Reversal
ApoB: A Cheap Alternative to LDL-P for Arterial Plaque Reversal
LDL-C: What Should Your LDL Levels Be?
Hair Testing Analysis for Men (It's Easy and Pretty Cheap!)
Hair Testing and Mercury (Example Provided)
STEP 2: How Can You Test for Insulin Resistance Easily at Home?
Ferritin: It Can Explain Fatigue, Anxiety, Lowered Libido and Low T