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Blood Test Results, What's This Mean?


Prior to takeing my first cycle I just got a very comprehensive blood test. Not sure the relavance of most of it but here are some of the results:
Estradiol 28
IgE 223
LH 1.4
Testosterone, total & free Testosterone,total 282
% free testosterone .55
Testosterone, free 43.7
Dihydrotestosterone 31
T3 free non-dialysis 3.6
Dihydrotestosterone, free dihydrotesosterone 32
%Dht free .86
Dht, free 2.7
Any observations would be appreciated.


Cy Willson wrote an article a while ago that has the info you need. Here's the link http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=461891



you said this is prior to your first cycle, right? are you going on HRT, or a regular cycle? the reason why i ask, is becasue you're in the low range for test, free test and LH, and your estrodil is in the medium range...just something to think about.

btw, did you get liver values checked, too??


with these results you would be a great canidate for hormone replacement therapy. pm and i'll give you two doctors that deal with this and will be able to write and fill (if you want)your prescriptions once you fax them these scores. they are very knowledgable and will monitor your progress. they are very good dr's on the HRT front.


hey, i have a question for some of you more knowledgeable types out there...i've noticed that people tend to throw out the old "use 400 mg of test a week" advice a lot, but is there any scientific basis for that? i know it works well for most people, but i think that might be way overkill for most people. i mean, males produce anywhere from 4-12 mg of testosterone a day, which would equate to 28-84 mg of test a week. i assume some of that floats around in the system for a while, but does anyone know how long, or know where to refer me to find out??

i pulled this excerpt form one of Cy's artivles, and didn't find the answers in there. btw, exactly how much is a ng/dl compared to MG's?

Testosterone (Free and Total)

This is of course the hormone that you should all be extremely familiar with as it's the name of this here magazine! Anyhow, just as some background info, about 95% of the circulating Testosterone in a man's body is formed by the Leydig cells, which are found in the testicles. Women also have a small amount of Testosterone in their body as well. (Some more than others, which accounts for the bearded ladies you see at the circus, or hanging around with Chris Shugart.) This is from a very small amount of Testosterone secreted by the ovaries and the adrenal gland (in which the majority is made from the adrenal conversion of androstenedione to Testosterone via 17-beta HSD).

Nomal range, total Testosterone:


Age 14
<1200 ng/dl

Age 15-16
100-1200 ng/dl

Age 17-18
300-1200 ng/dl

Age 19-40
300-950 ng/dl

Over 40
240-950 ng/dl


Age 17-18
20-120 ng/dl

Over 18
20-80 ng/dl

Normal range, free Testosterone:

50-210 pg/ml

LH (Luteinizing Hormone)

LH is a glycoprotein that's secreted by the anterior pituitary gland and is responsible for signaling the leydig cells to produce Testosterone. Measuring LH can be very useful in terms of determining whether a hypogonadic state (low Testosterone) is caused by the testicles not being responsive despite high or normal LH levels (primary), or whether it's the pituitary gland not secreting enough LH (secondary). Of course, the hypothalamus ? which secretes LH-RH (luteinizing hormone releasing hormone) ? could also be the culprit, as well as perhaps both the hypothalamus and the pituitary.

If it's a case of the testicles not being responsive to LH, then things like clomiphene and hCG really won't help. If the problem is secondary, then there's a better chance for improvement with drug therapy. Increased levels can be indicative of hypogonadism, precocious puberty, and pituitary adenoma. Decreased levels can be indicative of pituitary failure, hypothalamic failure, stress, and malnutrition.

Normal ranges:

Adult Male
1.24-7.8 IU/L

Adult Female
Follicular phase: 1.68-15 IU/L
Ovulatory phase: 21.9-56.6 IU/L
Luteal phase: 0.61-16.3 IU/L
Postmenopausal: 14.2-52.3 IU/L


With this being the most potent of the estrogens, I'm sure you're all aware that it can be responsible for things like water retention, hypertrophy of adipose tissue, gynecomastia, and perhaps even prostate hypertrophy and tumors. As a male it's very important to get your levels of this hormone checked for the above reasons. Also, it's the primary estrogen that's responsible for the negative feedback loop which suppresses endogenous Testosterone production. So, if your levels of estradiol are rather high, you can bet your ass that you'll be hypogonadal as well.

Increased estradiol levels can be indicative of a testicular tumor, adrenal tumor, hepatic cirrhosis, necrosis of the liver, hyperthyroidism, etc.

Normal ranges:

Adult Male
10-50 pg/ml

Adult Female
Follicular phase: 20-350 pg/ml
Midcycle peak: 150-750 pg/ml
Luteal phase: 30-450 pg/ml
Postmenopausal: 20 pg/ml or less


i think i found some answers to my questions here:




Sharetrader thx for the article very valuable.

Cyco, It never occured to me I may be in a HRT situation rather than a cycle. I was kind of blown away by the numbers. Other important results
Bun 19
creatine 1.1
total protein 7.3
albumin 7.3
globulin 4.6
alb/glob ratio 1.7
alkaline phosphatase 81
ast 25
alt 26