Im a 26 year old male with all the symptoms of low T including Gynecomastia. I decided to go get tested and got it done in the morning at 9 am. My results came back as follows but im confused by the units of measure used on the test and data found online.
Free Testosterone is (105 pg/mL) on a reference range of 47 - 244 pg/mL according to my lab result sheet. I couldn't find consistent data on normal ranges for the unit of measure (pg/mL) but my understanding is this measure converts to 10.5 ng/dL. Is this correct? If so, am I low on the data scale found online that the norm for free testosterone is 9-30 ng/dL?
Testosterone % free = 2.3%
SHBG is 21 nmol/L
Testosterone Total is 456 ng/dL
So how does I look for a 26 year old male? Thanks for your help.
Need lab ranges, keep in a list format, not prose.
This is standard advice maintained here:
There is a huge amount of knowledge in the stickies. Please study these. Start with the advice for new guys sticky.
There is a lot to read there, so read carefully. There are suggestions for things that are root causes of low testosterone [T]. Low T is a symptom, not a root cause itself. But low T itself is a root cause of many of the symptoms one experiences. Note that other things cause the same spectrum of symptoms, so do not have T tunnel vision. Many docs are guilty of that and they only treat the symptom [low T] and do not attempt to find the real problem. If you go to a clinic that specializes in low T, you will get T tunnel vision for sure.
Post info about yourself as suggested in the above sticky. We need labs, almost all of your labs, not just hormones. We also need the lab ranges.
We see a very high number of thyroid issues in the population of guys that show up here. So there is a strong focus on that. Most people are iodine deficient to some degree. Your history of iodine intake from iodized salt and vitamins that list iodine is important. If you become iodine deficient, the RDA [recommended daily allowance] is inadequate for recovery of iodine stores. Please see the thyroid basics sticky for more information.
You do not want to suffer from subclinical hypothyroidism or get Rx thyroid meds to treat iodine deficiency.
If you are injecting T or contemplating that, read the protocol for injections sticky.
There are stickies for finding a TRT doc, estradiol [E2] and lab work.
Do not place your history or treatment details in the stickies! That belongs in your thread. Keep all of your posts in your thread so we can have a clear picture of your situation and needs.