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What Kind of Tests Should be Done for Physicals?

Hello,
And I don’t mean like BP, Blood WC, Temp, etc… I mean more hormone related.

I plan on having a physical done in a couple of months and since I feel like I am in good shape I would like this physical to kind of be a baseline. After reading some of these posts, I realize that I will have to specific with my doc on what tests I want run particularly as it relates to hormones and the such. I tried to search and see if there was a prior post that specifically addressed this, but after digging through there was not a comprehensive list. I also will post results to get feedback from everyone.

Your help is appreciated and if there is anything non-hormone related, but you feel is equally important and maybe overlooked, please let me know as well.

CG

The male panel at lef.org is good. Look under products|blood tests. You pay out of pocket.

Baselines: Your body and receptors change. SHBG goes up and FT goes down. TT is a rather poor/useless number for a benchmark as the same TT when older can feel crappy. FT and E2 would be more useful for future reference. T levels without the context of E2 levels are not very useful, for reasons that few doc understand.

[quote]KSman wrote:
The male panel at lef.org is good. Look under products|blood tests. You pay out of pocket.

Baselines: Your body and receptors change. SHBG goes up and FT goes down. TT is a rather poor/useless number for a benchmark as the same TT when older can feel crappy. FT and E2 would be more useful for future reference. T levels without the context of E2 levels are not very useful, for reasons that few doc understand. [/quote]

Thanks