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FInding T Level Ranges


#1

I was just tested for Total T and Free T and despite a lot of skill with Google, cannot locate a decent site to review what the ranges are for someone my age (47).

FWIW, my levels came back as follows:

Total: 337

Free: 6.52

Thanks for the help.


#2

[quote]thr61 wrote:
I was just tested for Total T and Free T and despite a lot of skill with Google, cannot locate a decent site to review what the ranges are for someone my age (47).

FWIW, my levels came back as follows:

Total: 337

Free: 6.52

Thanks for the help.[/quote]

Did you search T-Nation? Patterson recommends 1200 ng/dl for men, and therefore an E2 of 30. Free, I don’t know.

I’m 54 and the doctors have told me 240 ng/dl to 950 ng/dl.

Whatever you do, take Arimedex (Anastanzerole) to keep E in check.


#3

Ranges are not very useful.

What was the lab range for FT number?


#4

I am really a beginner at this hormone stuff, so please bear with me. If you mean what was the reference range they provided, it was 8.7 - 54.7 pg/ml.

For the Total T, it was 262 -1593 ng/pl.

However, my 337 represents a drop from a reading of 500 a year ago.

I have seen you referenced as one of the board experts on this subject, would you suggest an endocrine or urologist? My symptons are:

  • lower body hair loss
  • low energy/mild depression
  • low libido
  • inability to add muscle despite a really solid program designed by one of the best in the industry. I can PM you with details on this if that would help.

Thanks.


#5

Screw the range, what matters is how you feel. Some guys feel good at 500 some don’t. As KSman will tell you , its not all about Test alone, there is a whole suite of hormones that play a role in how you look, act , and feel.

As a 51 year old who was on TRT for about 9 years before I took matters into my own hands, you should not expect a great deal of knowledge from a mainstream Dr and I seriously doubt that even if they do prescribe you TRT, they will not treat your estrogen conversion issues.