[quote]James Cain wrote:
i would do the following:
renal function(BUN creatine)
liver panel(ast, alt sgot)
baseline blood pressure.
of course you might like to add Testosterone levels to that also, and CBC. and a routine EKG. After 35 years of age, getting a routine stress test done every five years could be a good idea as well.
not sure what a cbc would be useful for, explain please.
CBC is Complete Blood Count. This webpate covers anything you’d want to know about what is tested for in the CBC panel:
hahahahaha! really??? i know what a cbc is, i analyze cbc’s on my patients every day i work. i was questioning its revelence as far as somebody on steroids.
i am just not sure what its use would be in that regard. in the clinical setting i work in, we use them to determine intravascular volume( is patient bleeding? diluted?) to look for singns of infection(elevated wbc, or very low wbc, left-shift, etc) and clotting factors(platlets).
not sure what steroids would do to this test besides elevate the red blood cell count some.