I have been plowing through the information here by the days, hours and weeks. I have read lots of stickies and still haven't been able to find any information on pre-testing. I am trying to find information on raising or lower of the T levels prior to testing. Is there any criteria for things to do or not do prior to testing and if so how far out. I understand time of day is important but how much does it affect the results. Is there suggestions on food, sleep etc that may hamper the out come of the levels? If this info is out there would someone mind posting a link?
I am a 52 year old male and my last Dr visit I told him I wanted my T levels tested so he sent me off to get blood work done. My results below and he simple stated I was fine. So this got me wondering about influencing factors and getting a complete panel workup to get the real picture.
Thanks for any and all suggestions.
Component Your Value Standard Range
TESTOSTERONE 498 ng/dL 302 - 903 ng/dL
Recommend ordering Testosterone Total and Free Female or Child due to increased sensitivity in female and children.