Long story short: 24 years old. I’ve got quite a few symptoms of hypogonadism. Went to a doc and got blood drawn. The test results came in today, and are as follows:
(Note: I’m yet to discuss these results with my doctor, and I’d like to have some semblence of understanding these results before I speak with him)
LH: 4.9 mIU/mL
FSH: 3.8 mIU/mL
Total Test: 539 nG/dL
Free Test: 23.9 pG/mL
Ref Range: 3.8-34.2
SBHG: 28.20 nmol/L
So the reference ranges for everything other than free testosterone are pretty consistent with the references ranges I found online.
The free testosterone reference range is what I find confusing. The reason is that within the provided reference range, my free test levels are normal. However, the reference range on my test is wildly different from what I found on mayo clinic (the low end of normal was 50pg/ml on their website).
So, here’s what I’d like help figuring out.
Why would the reference range for free testosterone be so different from the reference ranges found literally everywhere else?
Should I disregard the provided reference range and compare my blood 23.8 pg/ml to the reference ranges I’d find elsewhere (e.g. mayo clinic)?
In y’all’s un-professional/professional opinion, do my rest results indicate low free testosterone?
Thanks in advance!