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General Category => Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health => Topic started by: Peyt on April 01, 2014, 07:37:32 pm

Title: Canary Labs and ZRT test kit
Post by: Peyt on April 01, 2014, 07:37:32 pm
Hi Guys,

I went ahead and ordered the Combo Kit from ZRT (the saliva and blood spot) for $259 from this site: http://www.canaryclub.org/index.php

I know there were a couple of guys here who had used this test, so wanted to ask:
Did you have their Dr. at Canary do the analysis on your lab results or your own Dr. ? 
How would you rate their test vs. other tests that are out there to measure male hormones?
Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much,
Peyt
Title: Re: Canary Labs and ZRT test kit
Post by: Sam on April 01, 2014, 09:34:43 pm
ZRT will give you a pretty comprehensive summary with the results.  You can go to any doctor you like.
Title: Re: Canary Labs and ZRT test kit
Post by: Peyt on April 17, 2014, 02:48:02 am
Today I got my test results back from ZRT, this makes no sense, it pretty much says everything is normal except my Cortisol was high in the morning....

What I don't like about his test is it is not the same measuring numbers as the normal test done with normal labs. So I can not compare it with my previous lab results I had done 3 years ago.
3 Years ago, I had my T tested twice, once it registered at 264 and another at 290. At the time I was 40.

Now I am 43 and here are the test results:
                                                                   NORMAL RANGE
Estradiol (saliva) 1.6 pg/mL                        0.5-2.2
Progesterone (saliva) 95 pg/mL                 12-100
Testosterone (saliva) 117 pg/mL                44-148 (Age Dependent)
DHEAS (saliva) 14.7 ng/mL                         2-23 (Age Dependent)
Cortisol (saliva) 11.8 HIGH ng/mL                    3.7-9.5 (morning)
Cortisol (saliva) 2.0 ng/mL                         1.2-3.0 (noon)
Cortisol (saliva) 1.3 ng/mL                         0.6-1.9 (evening)
Cortisol (saliva) 0.5 ng/mL                         0.4-1.0 (night)
Free T4 (blood spot) 1.9 ng/dL                   0.7-2.5
Free T3 (blood spot) 2.9 pg/mL                  2.5-6.5
TSH (blood spot) 1.9 μU/mL                       0.5-3.0
TPO (blood spot)* 13 IU/mL                       0-150 (70-150 borderline)



I wonder if this has anything to do with my digestion improving since 3 years ago when I was suffering from SIBO which is a form of IBS. Today I don't have that problem because of all the enzymes and HCL and vitamins I take with food.... that's the only thing I am doing differently... Plus that Addrenalcalm Cream, but that should not help with T levels.

Sam or anyone else who is familiar with Lab testing and reading results, please let me know what you think.
Title: Re: Canary Labs and ZRT test kit
Post by: Peyt on April 17, 2014, 03:01:01 am
Oh yeah, one other thing I am doing differently since 3 years ago is that I am now taking 10,000 IU of VitD and Vit K
that might have helped.