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rhider22

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Testosterone Units
« on: March 27, 2013, 06:49:03 pm »
Well I was starting to look back and ask myself I wonder how long I have had this Low of T ? :-[ 221 checked Feb 2013. I remember my PCP checkin some numbers a few years ago, So I got some copies of the labs from March of 2011.I may need some help with the conversion. These #s are setup different then the tests I just had.Can someone clarify for me please.


March 2011 numbers

Testosterone Total  5.3 ng/ml   range 2.8 - 8           is this reading 530 TT in a range of 280-800 ?

Testosterone Free (CALC)    106  pg/ml    range 34-194  not sure how this equates to my recent tests?

FRE&WKL   259  ng/dl     range 84-402   not sure what this is?

SHBG   35 nmol/L    range 10 -80  looks ok I guess



Feb 2013 #s

Testosterone/Free 5.9 p.g/ml    range 5.0-40.0

Testosterone/Total 221 ng/dl    range 332-896

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Re: Testosterone Units
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2013, 06:53:25 pm »
So you're just wondering about the units right?  i.e. you'd like us to match those up?
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Re: Testosterone Units
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2013, 06:53:25 pm »


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Re: Testosterone Units
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2013, 07:03:17 pm »
Yeah I mean it looks like there in the same units, but the decimals are wrong  I guess.Can you tell me how the 2011 numberes correlate to the 2013 numbers? Was my total T 530 just 2 years ago?Am I looking at that right? My Free T is 5.9 now what was it in 2011. Thanks Peak or anyone else that can help.

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Re: Testosterone Units
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2013, 07:11:00 pm »
Yeah I mean it looks like there in the same units, but the decimals are wrong  I guess.Can you tell me how the 2011 numberes correlate to the 2013 numbers? Was my total T 530 just 2 years ago?Am I looking at that right? My Free T is 5.9 now what was it in 2011. Thanks Peak or anyone else that can help.

Okay, here's now it works:

You've got 5.3 ng/ml in 2011, right?  Now we know a deciliter is bigger than a millilter by a factor of a 100, correct?

Well, in this case you simply need to multiply, then, the 5.3 by 100 to get 530 ng/dl.  So it's likely that "something happened" since testosterone is only supposed to decline via natural aging at about  1.0-1.5%/year.
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Re: Testosterone Units
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2013, 07:11:00 pm »


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Re: Testosterone Units
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2013, 12:38:04 am »
Okay so how about the test from 2011 were it says  Free Testosterone (CALC) im assuming that means calculated.But can we calculate that 106 number into a decimal so that I can compare it to my 2013 free testosterone of 6.9.Or is it a different test? Im not the best math student sorry man :o

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Re: Testosterone Units
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2013, 01:49:16 am »
Rhider,

It does look like on the surface you are in a similar boat as me.   Low T but borderline Free T.  With my Varicocele procedure today I am hoping it will significantly raise my T production and assuming my SHBG stays the same a larger percentage of this will be converted to Free T.   I don't have any evidence to prove this is how it will work, but I am hopeful.  It will be interesting to see if I get an increase and how that increase effects both levels.

I was checked for sleep Apnea and was found not to have it, but the Varicocele was found after an ultrasound.   You can measure testicle size and if one is smaller than the other it can indicate Varicocele.  The other indication is a abnormal dull pain.  Something for you to look into also.

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Re: Testosterone Units
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2013, 02:40:22 am »
Okay so how about the test from 2011 were it says  Free Testosterone (CALC) im assuming that means calculated.But can we calculate that 106 number into a decimal so that I can compare it to my 2013 free testosterone of 6.9.Or is it a different test? Im not the best math student sorry man :o

Let me go to your most recent read of 5.9 pg/ml first.  Now free testosterone is usually between 1.5-2.5% of total testosterone.  Notice that 5.9 is about 2.6% of your total testosterone of 221 ng/dl.  What this means is that the 5.9 # is probably ng/dl.  So I have a question:  are you sure the 5.9 was not ng/dl?

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Re: Testosterone Units
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2013, 04:08:49 am »
On my latest test the free of 5.9 is in pg/mL . And the total T of 221 is in. Ng/DL.I was just curious how I could compare my 2011 free of 106 to my current free of 5.9.?

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Re: Testosterone Units
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2013, 04:27:31 am »

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Re: Testosterone Units
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2013, 05:31:24 pm »
On my latest test the free of 5.9 is in pg/mL . And the total T of 221 is in. Ng/DL.I was just curious how I could compare my 2011 free of 106 to my current free of 5.9.?

Okay, here's how you do it:

5.9 pg/ml is 590 pg/dl, right?  (You have to multiply by a 100.)  And 590 pg/dl is .59 ng/dl because you have to divide by 1000.  But this is too small of a number.  Again, it should be 1.5-2.5% of your total.  So ask your doc about this - something does not seem right.  Maybe I did the calc wrong, but I don't think so...
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Re: Testosterone Units
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2013, 05:42:32 pm »
Well it looks like the Free T (Calc) of 106 and the reference range is from a different lab, and i cant really equate it to my recent free T test.But regardless It looks like my T levels from 2 years ago were in range and more than double what they are now.Im sure now that the major depressive episode I have been in the last 14 months couple with my sleep apnea diagnoses has just killed my T levels, and thrown everything else out of balance including my cortisol output.

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Re: Testosterone Units
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2013, 01:28:52 pm »
Maybe this will help you figure this out.

http://www.issam.ch/freetesto.htm

A calculator for Free T based on SHBG and Albumin

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Re: Testosterone Units
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2013, 01:37:42 pm »
Try this

http://www.endmemo.com/convert/concentration%20solution.php

Playing around with this some more there seems to be some errors in the coding  Some conversions do not work right >:(

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Re: Testosterone Units
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2013, 01:37:42 pm »