I’ve got some test results and would really appreciate some pointers on what’s my best course of action. I got the TRT Check Plus from Medichecks in the UK. I lift weights about 3 times a week and do cardio about twice a week. Diet is pretty good and I take a multivit. I don’t drink much or smoke. Any advice would be welcome!
Their comments are:
TRT Check Plus (Testosterone Replacement Therapy) 13 Sep 2017
We note that you are taking this test as a general health check.
You have a slight increase in your haemoglobin. This is not at a level that causes concern. However I would recommend that you continue to monitor your full blood count whilst you are taking testosterone replacement therapy.
Your neutrophils (a type of white blood cell) are decreased. I recommend rechecking your full blood count in one week to ensure that they are stable or have returned to normal.
If you develop symptoms of infection, or are feeling increasingly unwell in the interim then you should see your GP or attend an A&E dept. Low neutrophils can make it difficult to fight infection.
Your lymphocytes show signs of fighting an infection.
You have an elevated creatinine level. This could simply be due to engaging in heavy exercise or eating a protein rich diet, however it can also be a sign of kidney damage. I recommend that you discuss this result further with your GP.
Your liver function is normal with no sign of infection or inflammation.
Your CK level is high, indicating either having high muscle mass, or engaging in heavy exercise or a protein rich meal prior to testing. If this is unexpected then I would discuss it further with your GP.
You have normal levels of proteins.
Your ferritin level is normal indicating healthy iron stores.
You have a high level of HDL cholesterol, this is reassuring as it is protective against heart disease.
Your thyroid stimulating hormone, thyroxine and T3 are all normal which suggest healthy thyroid function.
You have normal testosterone, however there is a decrease in the amount that is available to bind with your body tissues. If you are experiencing problems such as low libido or erection problems then you may want to discuss this further with your GP.
There is a slight increase in your prolactin, this is not at a level that causes concern.
Your prostate result is reassuringly normal.
The key numbers are:
TOTAL PROTEIN 76.1 g/L 63.00 - 83.00
ALBUMIN *51.1 g/L 34.00 - 50.00
GLOBULIN 25 g/L 19.00 - 35.00
TESTOSTERONE 18.6 nmol/L 7.60 - 31.40
FREE-TESTOSTERONE(CALCULATED) *0.283 nmol/L 0.30 - 1.00
17-BETA OESTRADIOL <18.4 pmol/L 0.00 - 191.99
SEX HORMONE BINDING GLOB 49.1 nmol/L 16.00 - 55.00
PROLACTIN *325 mIU/L 86.00 - 324.00