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E2 Regular and E2 LCMS Results Comparison


#1

Had some bloodwork done recently, got both regular e2 and e2 LCMS. The latter being the new gold standard of sensitive testing I am told.

E2 regular: 168 pmol/L (>150)
E2 LCMS: 122 pmol/L (36 - 155)

This translates to 46pg/ml and 33pg/ml respectively.

If aiming for the desired sweet spot of mid 20’s, which test would I continue to take? I’ve never seen a definitive answer on this topic. Which test is the one referred to when speaking of the 22pg/ml goal? Which one represents my real estrogen level?


#2

From what I understand you want to use the sensitive test (LCMS) to monitor e2.


#3

It doesn’t translate at all and you can’t compare them period, posting a test designed for females for which was run on a male is pointless. No comparison can be made, you might as well include the super bowl score to your regular E2 test results.


#4

Got it. So the number widely acknowledged by the TRT community, including prominent members here, is based on ultra sensitive E2 tests always? Regular e2 testing is totally irrelevant?


#5

Correct.


#6

Thanks mate