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Better Testosterone Testing
« on: May 30, 2012, 03:56:18 pm »
One of the things you can't help but notice on this forum is that testosterone lab results seem to vary considerably.  Of course, it varies by time of day, but there seems to be more to it than that.

One issue seems to be the type of test used.  The standard immunoassay test, as it turns out, is not all that accurate, especially for low testosterone men  That state-of-the-art test, used by the big labs, is now LC/MS-MS (liquid chromatography) and is supposedly much more accurate.

And LabCorp, for example, is billing that as most appropriate for hypogonadal males (and women/children) who require more sensitive measurements.

Just lettting everyone know.  I have attached a couple of publicly available docs for those who are interested.

Why am I posting this?  Well, for one thing, it may explain the differences we notice from test to test.  And, also, I'm hoping that one of you may actually use it and let us know what you think...
« Last Edit: May 30, 2012, 03:58:38 pm by PeakT »
THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE BOOK ON TRT/TESTOSTERONE:
https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Versus-Testosterone-Therapy-Myer/dp/1523210532/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499116128&sr=8-1&keywords=natural+versus+testosterone+therapy
And check out my New Peak Testosterone Program: http://www.peaktestosterone.com/peak_testosterone_program
If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements.  And low testosterone is a medical condition.

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Re: Better Testosterone Testing
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2012, 05:10:37 pm »
interesting...I get my results via Quest Diagnostics, obviously a large lab. I have no idea if i call their customer service if they'd know what type of T test they give. Not sure the call center agents would have that info.

Do you happen to know, Peak, if Quest is using the "better" test?

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Re: Better Testosterone Testing
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Re: Better Testosterone Testing
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2012, 07:23:29 pm »
Both Quest and LabCorp have it from what I understand.  I don't know cost yet and insurability yet.  I'm hoping some of you guys can give me a better idea...
THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE BOOK ON TRT/TESTOSTERONE:
https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Versus-Testosterone-Therapy-Myer/dp/1523210532/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499116128&sr=8-1&keywords=natural+versus+testosterone+therapy
And check out my New Peak Testosterone Program: http://www.peaktestosterone.com/peak_testosterone_program
If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements.  And low testosterone is a medical condition.

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Re: Better Testosterone Testing
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2012, 07:23:29 pm »