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Filling in the Gaps with Self-Testing
« on: March 01, 2014, 03:55:02 pm »
As you guys know, I don't advocate self-treating when it comes to medical conditions.  It's usually going to be better to get a good doc or naturopath (who understand hormones and preventative/functional medicine).  But the fact of the matter is that many men just are not getting enough testing due to the current insurance and medical environments.  And many men do not realize that they can do some testing on their own and, generally, at very reasonable rates (at least here in the U.S.):

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/Testosterone_Labs

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/Cheapest_Testosterone_Tests_For_Men

Thx to Sam and EH for the great majority of the info on these two pages!

UK Guys:  There is a lab on there in the U.K. and ZRT will also mail there as well from what I have heard.



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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: Filling in the Gaps with Self-Testing
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2014, 03:23:42 am »
I used directlabs.com they contract with LabCorp. From the website they have a huge selection of labs you can order.

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Re: Filling in the Gaps with Self-Testing
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2014, 04:57:49 am »
Also,

I just found out LabCorp is offering salivary cortisol and testosterone tests, so for those using insurance these may be covered for you.  You probably won't get the nice graphs and interpretation you get from ZRT, but I don't need that anymore.

https://www.labcorp.com/.EdosPortlet/TestMenuLibrary?libName=File+Library&compName=L5163

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Re: Filling in the Gaps with Self-Testing
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2014, 05:04:39 am »
http://www.peaktestosterone.com/Testosterone_Labs

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/Cheapest_Testosterone_Tests_For_Men
Fantastic information, thanks so much for posting! A lot of those prices are affordable for me and worth it if I need some tests in between visits. I never knew it could be that cheap without insurance.

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Re: Filling in the Gaps with Self-Testing
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2014, 06:15:33 pm »
http://www.peaktestosterone.com/Testosterone_Labs

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/Cheapest_Testosterone_Tests_For_Men
Fantastic information, thanks so much for posting! A lot of those prices are affordable for me and worth it if I need some tests in between visits. I never knew it could be that cheap without insurance.

I can tell you that there will very likely be an even cheaper options out there soon.  Stay tuned...
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: Filling in the Gaps with Self-Testing
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2015, 02:50:50 pm »
So this might be a dumb question, but can anyone wander into LabCorp and order whatever tests they want? Or do you have to go through one of the other labs in Peak's post? We got LabCorp labs all over the place here, so I am just wondering if I can simply show up to order the ultra sensitive LCMS estradiol test.
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Re: Filling in the Gaps with Self-Testing
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2015, 12:20:17 am »
So this might be a dumb question, but can anyone wander into LabCorp and order whatever tests they want? Or do you have to go through one of the other labs in Peak's post? We got LabCorp labs all over the place here, so I am just wondering if I can simply show up to order the ultra sensitive LCMS estradiol test.


Labcorp does not directly allow patients to order tests on their own.  A private company like the ones that PeakT has listed will need to be used.

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Re: Filling in the Gaps with Self-Testing
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2015, 04:05:54 am »
I've been looking in to doing something like this on my own since it's so hard to get my results from my doctor. Plus I can tailor make my own tests. This company has a few locations here in my city.

http://www.healthtestingcenters.com/

The only problem I see is with some of the other tests that I would need that should go along with the Free T and Total T tests like E2, SHBG, and Hematocrit.
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Re: Filling in the Gaps with Self-Testing
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2015, 07:15:07 pm »
I've been looking in to doing something like this on my own since it's so hard to get my results from my doctor. Plus I can tailor make my own tests. This company has a few locations here in my city.

http://www.healthtestingcenters.com/

The only problem I see is with some of the other tests that I would need that should go along with the Free T and Total T tests like E2, SHBG, and Hematocrit.

The prices look a little higher, but it may be worth it if you can get in and out fast.  The other lab sites on my page send you (generally) to LabCorp or Quest Sonora and the waits can be painful depending on where you live.  The prices are definitely cheaper with a few of these:

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/testosterone_labs

Nelson has the best labcorp prices in general from what I have seen.
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: Filling in the Gaps with Self-Testing
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2015, 07:15:07 pm »