I'm 43.5yo 6'2" 220lbs(~20%bf) and probably have never had crazy amounts of T (mild body hair etc.) My lifts are going up, but it's only getting back to where I was 10 years ago.
I ordered the male panel from LEF and labcorp did the tests.
Iron, serum - high - 164(40-155) - Looks like time to give blood.
Free T (direct) - 8.3(6.8-21.5) - 10% of reference range
Total T (serum) - 393(249-836) - 25% of reference range
I had this tested in early October 2010 473(241-827)RR.
DHEA-S - 261.5(88.9-427.0) - 51% of reference range
SHBG (serum) - 36.6(14.5-48.4) - 65% of reference range
Estradiol - 19.2(7.6-42.6) - 33% of reference range
TSH - 1.570(0.450-4.500) - 28% of reference range
Total - 210
LDL - 141
HDL - 51
Tri - 84
I was hoping that my E2 levels were going to come back high and with a little judicious use of anastrozole, I'd have a nice bump in free T. No joy. I'm thinking the only real options are to get the bodyfat back down and add some exogenous T.
Any other thoughts?