I am looking for help interpreting my labs-
I am a 37 y/o male I have been working out doing HIIT for quite a while and before that doing body building. Lately I have had trouble with joint soreness, muscle soreness and recovery and wanted to get a hormone panel since my blood-work has come back normal. I decided to order my own labs thru labcorp since my Dr declined to order tests for me. He stated that if i did not have trouble attaining erections there is no reason to believe I have Low T My results are as follows:
Total test 357 ng/dl (348-1197)
LH 8.7mIU/ml (1.7-8.6)
FSH 5.6mIU/ml (1.5-12.4)
Estradiol 10.7pg/ml (7.6-42.6)
I presented the results to him and he brushed them of- stating that I was in range and there was no need for TRT… The risks outweigh any positives blah blah blah… But he did order another set of labs- to satisfy me. This time I went to Quest diagnostics my results are as follows:
SHBG 22 nmol/L (10 - 50)
Testosterone Total 534 ng/dL (250 - 1,100)
Testosterone Bioavail 213.3 ng/dL (110.0 - 575.0)
Testosterone Free 97.5 pg/mL (46.0 - 224.0)
How could there be such a difference between tests when they were taken less than a week apart? Am I a candidate for for TRT based on my first set of labs? Also I am curious why my LH is so high and my FSH is normal in range.
Any help interepting these labs would be great help. I understand that if i go the TRT route at my age it is likely a long term commitment (rest of life). I also understand that my Dr. isn’t willing to help, I will just have to do this on my own (which I am fine with).
Thanks In Advance!