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Cheaper Methods - Blood Work

I had my blood tested at my doctors office before I started my cycle. Thinking I had excellent insurance with my job the cost was still $480 dollars. My out of pocket cost was around 200 dollars.

I my cycle is coming to an end and I would like to get my blood tested again. I’m not willing to pay 200 dollars again, so I’m wondering if anyone can give me advise on cheaper methods of blood testing…?

Still $180 total but covers EVERYTHING you can get ore basic, T and E done for cheaper

https://hradmin.securesites.com/orders/index.cfm?action=product_info&SiteCode=preventive_labs&item=309&def=&category=5&next_action=items_bycat

Phill

[quote]Phill wrote:
Still $180 total but covers EVERYTHING you can get ore basic, T and E done for cheaper

https://hradmin.securesites.com/orders/index.cfm?action=product_info&SiteCode=preventive_labs&item=309&def=&category=5&next_action=items_bycat

Phill[/quote]

Thanks, I’ve seen sites like this one and they all seem to be around the same price. I’m wondering if there is somewhere I can go and get my blood tested for less money.??

[quote]raiderUM wrote:
Phill wrote:
Still $180 total but covers EVERYTHING you can get ore basic, T and E done for cheaper

https://hradmin.securesites.com/orders/index.cfm?action=product_info&SiteCode=preventive_labs&item=309&def=&category=5&next_action=items_bycat

Phill

Thanks, I’ve seen sites like this one and they all seem to be around the same price. I’m wondering if there is somewhere I can go and get my blood tested for less money.??
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Probably not or if so, the savings over that would be minimal. You are wanting something for nothing?

You are doing cycling and griping that insurance will not pay for all of your testing? What are you testing for? FT and TT will be off the map in any case. You can get E2 tested for $35 and adjust your AI to suit; or just do the AI. With a CBC, you can check to see if you are prone to getting high hematocrit when on gear to determine if you react that way.

So think about why you are getting tested and skip the cost testing for TT and FT. Numbers from that will simply show that you are on gear and will not have any value. Test CBC and E2. perhaps PSA if you are older, but PSA numbers are needed before you cycle, not during.

[quote]KSman wrote:
raiderUM wrote:
Phill wrote:
Still $180 total but covers EVERYTHING you can get ore basic, T and E done for cheaper

https://hradmin.securesites.com/orders/index.cfm?action=product_info&SiteCode=preventive_labs&item=309&def=&category=5&next_action=items_bycat

Phill

Thanks, I’ve seen sites like this one and they all seem to be around the same price. I’m wondering if there is somewhere I can go and get my blood tested for less money.??

Probably not or if so, the savings over that would be minimal. You are wanting something for nothing?

You are doing cycling and griping that insurance will not pay for all of your testing? What are you testing for? FT and TT will be off the map in any case. You can get E2 tested for $35 and adjust your AI to suit; or just do the AI. With a CBC, you can check to see if you are prone to getting high hematocrit when on gear to determine if you react that way.

So think about why you are getting tested and skip the cost testing for TT and FT. Numbers from that will simply show that you are on gear and will not have any value. Test CBC and E2. perhaps PSA if you are older, but PSA numbers are needed before you cycle, not during.[/quote]

Thanks KSman…What do all those abbreviation’s mean though? and is there a good site out there that can help me find out what my blood levels should be? And also help me with learning about how and what to get tested for?

Check this out:

http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=461891

[quote]Phill wrote:
Still $180 total but covers EVERYTHING you can get ore basic, T and E done for cheaper

https://hradmin.securesites.com/orders/index.cfm?action=product_info&SiteCode=preventive_labs&item=309&def=&category=5&next_action=items_bycat

Phill[/quote]

awesome! this is exactly what i’ve been looking for. how many times have you used them ? good service ?

[quote]raiderUM wrote:
KSman wrote:
raiderUM wrote:
Phill wrote:
Still $180 total but covers EVERYTHING you can get ore basic, T and E done for cheaper

https://hradmin.securesites.com/orders/index.cfm?action=product_info&SiteCode=preventive_labs&item=309&def=&category=5&next_action=items_bycat

Phill

Thanks, I’ve seen sites like this one and they all seem to be around the same price. I’m wondering if there is somewhere I can go and get my blood tested for less money.??

Probably not or if so, the savings over that would be minimal. You are wanting something for nothing?

You are doing cycling and griping that insurance will not pay for all of your testing? What are you testing for? FT and TT will be off the map in any case. You can get E2 tested for $35 and adjust your AI to suit; or just do the AI. With a CBC, you can check to see if you are prone to getting high hematocrit when on gear to determine if you react that way.

So think about why you are getting tested and skip the cost testing for TT and FT. Numbers from that will simply show that you are on gear and will not have any value. Test CBC and E2. perhaps PSA if you are older, but PSA numbers are needed before you cycle, not during.

Thanks KSman…What do all those abbreviation’s mean though? and is there a good site out there that can help me find out what my blood levels should be? And also help me with learning about how and what to get tested for?[/quote]

TT total T

FT free T or bio available T is available.

AI is aromatase inhibitor, arimidex etc

CBC, complete blood count, typically included cholesterol

E2 is estradiol, created by aromatization of testosterone

PSA, prostate specific androgen, a marker of prostate cancer

[quote]swivel wrote:
Phill wrote:
Still $180 total but covers EVERYTHING you can get ore basic, T and E done for cheaper

https://hradmin.securesites.com/orders/index.cfm?action=product_info&SiteCode=preventive_labs&item=309&def=&category=5&next_action=items_bycat

Phill

awesome! this is exactly what i’ve been looking for. how many times have you used them ? good service ?[/quote]

THey are great price just went up but hey inflation in time. Im on HRT and routinely get it done every 6 months at the least just to see where Im at with that and general health.

GREAT service and fast. The test are done by labcorp and you get a package in mail ex[press and just take it to ANY place in the area that can take the draw EVERYTHING is covered by the cost of the package including the draw thats the One price,. Then was 48 hours get my results. They botched it and forgot Free T last time had me a new draw request in 24 hours at no cost.

I have nothing but good things to say and the amount of things the test is just insane everything is covered

Phill