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Possibly a TRT Candidate?


Hey t-nation friends! I’m new here and was looking for some experienced knowledge if possible to shed some light on my blood results which I recently got done. I’m 28, 175lbs and in the gym 5 days a week. I’ve been training for over 6 years now and have done a hand full of cycles in my time. I’ve been off everything now for a couple years but I feel that I’m now suffering from sides of low T. I have a really good body composition and I get asked all the time if I’m on anything atm. I’ve been training really hard, diet is on point and have been consistent with everything which has helped me combat my low t sides. I pretty much have every side of low T and battle with keeping my head straight… My results are as follow…

Free T4… 16
LH… 4
Cortisol… 370
FSH… 5
Test… 22.7
Free Test… 296

Would I qualify for TRT?


Post ranges please . It will be easier to read for the ones who can help you


My ranges are as follows.

Free T4… 16
LH… 4
Cortisol… 370
FSH… 5
Test… 22.7
Free Test… 296

Out of all that was tested I figured those would have been the keys ones to be looked at. Helpful?


There should be lab ranges for “NORMAL” on your blood test sheet. You say your Free Test is 296 but what is the lab range for “NORMAL”? Might be something like “250-900”


Get those lab ranges and add them to results, not isolated in another post.

Do you have other lab results to post. We look deeper.

Odd to test fT4 and not TSH.

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Evaluate your overall thyroid function by checking oral body temperatures as per the thyroid basics sticky. Thyroid hormone fT3 is what gets the job done and it regulates mitochondrial activity, the source of ATP which is the universal currency of cellular energy. This is part of the body’s temperature control loop. This can get messed up if you are iodine deficient. In many countries, you need to be using iodized salt. Other countries add iodine to dairy or bread.

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KSman I appreciate the responce to my post. I’m going to upload an image of my results so you and anyone else can get a more detailed idea of everything that was tested for. I have an appointment already booked for a specialist and once I get those results in I will post those as well. These were requested by my family doctor after explaining my current situation. Looking forward to hearing back from you!