I’m 39 years old and I’ve been on Testim 5g for four months now and just got the results back from the blood work done last week. I must say that I am surprised. Before HRT my total test was 137. I don’t know what my free numbers were. Here is what my printout from Quest Diagnostics says:
(The numbers in parenthesis are the ranges from Quest Diagnostics on what they say it should be.)
Test Total - 547 ng/dL (250-1100)
% Free Test - 3.18 (1.0-3.1)
Test, Free - 174.6 pg/mL (35.0-155.0)
Quest says that my free testosterone levels on the two parts listed above are “out of range”. I’ve been reading and cannot validate that.
Is my free testosterone being too high a bad thing? What do these free test numbers mean?
I still can’t believe that I went from 137 to 549 in total test on just 5g of Testim. I guess all the tips and tricks I’ve learned on this forum has really helped me get the most “bang for my buck” on this low dose. Unbelievable!
Thanks in advance to anyone that can help me interpret these free test numbers and explain whether it’s a bad or good thing. I think it’s good but I’m not sure.