So I just got the results back from "Hormone Panel for Males" taken last week. My TRT protocol at page bottom.
I was a little surprised my total T wasn't at least 500ng/dl but more surprised at the amount of Free T and that the %Free Testosterone was flagged as "High".
The results were (ng/dl):
T, Serum: 326 (249-836)
Free T: 16.92 (5.00-21.00)
%Free T: 5.19 HIGH (1.50-4.20)
Estradiol, Sensitive 24 PG/ML (3-70)
IGF-1 254 (109-284)
I didn't know a body could be so (efficient?) with it's total T to make so much of it bioavailable.
Anyone know why there could be such a discrepancy? I've taken many labs before (it's been about 6 months since previous lab) and never had so much "free T". Normally with a total T in the 300's I'd be thinking "up the dosage", but the T being so "available" I'm not sure I should change a thing. I didn't have my LH tested - and as I've always understood it, this test is negligible when on TRT.
Edited to add: One thing that has been added to my regimen in the last 6 months is Wellbutrin. It has increased my libido, among other things related to sex. (End of edit)
I have other lab results available upon request.
Protocol: 60mg T cyp every 4 days
No AI or SERM