Introduction + Some background information

Thread starter #1
Background: 28 years old, decent shape. Workout 2-3 times a week with an ok diet.

Sex drive has been pretty shit for the past couple of years.

Got blood work drawn when I was 24 by my regular doctor and test was @ 400. Seemed low but he’s a real old school doc so he said as long as it’s in range I’m fine.

Fast forward to now I got blood drawn again on my own & it came back at 350.

Scheduled an appt with a health n wellness clinic near me to see a about getting a script for trt.

No idea how this visit will go but from others experiences trying to get on trt it is a nightmare that usually ends in having to go from doc to doc.

I’m hoping that since this is more of like an anti aging type clinic and that I’m paying out of pocket it will be easier.

I’m out of Birmingham, Alabama so plenty of doctors in the area but I’d rather just be one and done.

I’ll be bringing in the lab work I got done on my own a few weeks ago to the appt. Not sure if they’ll use it or want to draw their own.

Any tips, questions or a heads up on what to expect when I get in there?
 
Thread starter #3
Can you post that labwork here so you can get some feedback before your visit?
Sure thing.

Test Name

Result

Flag

Reference Range

Lab

CBC With Differential/Platelet

WBC

4.5

3.4-10.8 x10E3/uL

01

RBC

5.76

4.14-5.80 x10E6/uL

01

Hemoglobin

16.2

13.0-17.7 g/dL

01

Hematocrit

47.3

[TD="colspan: 2"]37.5-51.0 %
[/TD]

01

MCV

82

79-97 fL

01

MCH

28.1

26.6-33.0 pg

01

MCHC

34.2

31.5-35.7 g/dL

01

RDW

14.2

[TD="colspan: 2"]12.3-15.4 %
[/TD]

01

Platelets

235

150-379 x10E3/uL

01

Neutrophils

50

Not Estab. %

01

Lymphs

38

Not Estab. %

01

Monocytes

9

Not Estab. %

01

Eos

2

Not Estab. %

01

Basos

1

Not Estab. %

01

Neutrophils (Absolute)

2.3

1.4-7.0 x10E3/uL

01

Lymphs (Absolute)

1.7

0.7-3.1 x10E3/uL

01

Monocytes(Absolute)

0.4

0.1-0.9 x10E3/uL

01

Eos (Absolute)

0.1

0.0-0.4 x10E3/uL

01

Baso (Absolute)

0.0

0.0-0.2 x10E3/uL

01

Immature Granulocytes

0

Not Estab. %

01

Immature Grans (Abs)

0.0

0.0-0.1 x10E3/uL

01

Comp. Metabolic Panel (14)

Glucose

97

65-99 mg/dL

01

BUN

16

6-20 mg/dL

01

Creatinine

0.94

0.76-1.27 mg/dL

01

eGFR If NonAfricn Am

110

>59 mL/min/1.73

01

eGFR If Africn Am

127

>59 mL/min/1.73

01

BUN/Creatinine Ratio

17

[TD="colspan: 2"]9-20
[/TD]

01

Sodium

140

134-144 mmol/L

01

Potassium

4.3

3.5-5.2 mmol/L

01

Chloride

100

96-106 mmol/L

01

Carbon Dioxide, Total

25

18-29 mmol/L

01

[TD="colspan: 7"]**Effective June 11, 2018 Carbon Dioxide, Total**
[/TD]

[TD="colspan: 4"]reference interval will be changing to:
[/TD]

[TD="colspan: 2"]Age
[/TD]

Male

[TD="colspan: 2"]Female
[/TD]

0 days

[TD="colspan: 2"]- 30 days
[/TD]

16 - 29

[TD="colspan: 2"]16 - 29
[/TD]

31 days

-

1 year

15 - 25

[TD="colspan: 2"]15 - 25
[/TD]

2 years

-

5 years

17 - 26

[TD="colspan: 2"]17 - 26
[/TD]

6 years

[TD="colspan: 2"]- 12 years
[/TD]

19 - 27

[TD="colspan: 2"]19 - 27
[/TD]

>12 years

20 - 29

[TD="colspan: 2"]20 - 29
[/TD]

Calcium

9.6

8.7-10.2 mg/dL

01

Protein, Total

7.5

6.0-8.5 g/dL

01

Albumin

5.1

3.5-5.5 g/dL

01

Globulin, Total

2.4

1.5-4.5 g/dL

01

A/G Ratio

2.1

[TD="colspan: 2"]1.2-2.2
[/TD]

01

Bilirubin, Total

0.9

0.0-1.2 mg/dL

01

Alkaline Phosphatase

79

39-117 IU/L

01

AST (SGOT)

30

0-40 IU/L

01

ALT (SGPT)

30

0-44 IU/L

01

Testosterone, Serum





Testosterone, Serum

356

264-916 ng/dL

01

[TD="colspan: 2"]Adult male reference interval is based on a population of
[/TD]

[TD="colspan: 2"]healthy nonobese males (BMI <30) between 19 and 39 years old.
[/TD]

[TD="colspan: 2"]Travison, et.al. JCEM 2017,102;1161-1173. PMID: 28324103.
[/TD]

Luteinizing Hormone(LH), S

LH

4.9

1.7-8.6 mIU/mL

01

FSH, Serum

FSH

5.4

1.5-12.4 mIU/mL

01

Estradiol

Estradiol

17.5

7.6-42.6 pg/mL

01

Roche ECLIA methodology

 
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