Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health / Re: Beware, LabCorp botches sensitive estradiol tests« on: January 10, 2019, 10:05:03 am »
... Now I'm confused as hell and don't know if I can trust Labcorp anymore. And, I'm gonna have to order another test just to recheck the first two so I know what to do about dosing anastrozole. ...
I trust LabCorp is covering the cost of the second test? I'd hope if they're having to cover enough retesting costs it will encourage them to improve quality control, etc. Also consider getting a simultaneous non-sensitive/immunoassay test. These tests are pretty idiot-proof and will be quite consistent. The problem is they tend to read high, so you need to have some comparisons with the sensitive tests before relying on them.
That's correct- I didn't have to pay for the retest, BUT living in a rural area means the closest LABCORP location to me is an hour and and a half drive one way in Memphis, so there's the aggravation of extra driving costs as well as making a 3 hour round trip to retest. I had also done the immunoassay test once before but not in conjunction with the sensitive test.