Simple question: I just got my test results, and can’t make up my mind whether they are something to worry about or not. Consider:
Total testosterone = 448 ng/dL
Reference given = 286 to 1511
Free testosterone = 0.22 ng/dL
Reference given = 0.16 to 0.39
Free:Total ratio = 5%
- Estradiol = 19 pg/ml
Reference given = 0 to 56
My reading of this is:
a) I have a good ratio Free:Total, since the normal ratio is 2%, and my value is close to 5%
b) My absolute value of Free Test is OK, as it is 0.22 in a range of 0.16 to 0.39
c) BUT: My Total Test is definitely on the low end at 448, even though this is quite a distance from the usual “low” currently defined by many endos as 300 ng/dL.
d) Estradiol is very low, good news.
Am I reading this correctly ? Any feedback will be sincerely appreciated.
P.S. I will be 40 in April, have been training for almost 25 years, and am currently in the middle of a very taxing workout program + a hypocaloric diet. Is the fact that I am on a diet, plus that I am close to 8% bodyfat something that might be suppressing my test levels ?