- Sep 10, 2021
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I want to start running consistent labs but don’t know where to start. Is there a easy process for a cash payor to order labs (online doctor for example) and get done at spots like Quest Diagnostics etc? Also what do I test for?
Any help is greatly appreciated!
Labsmd has this same test a little cheaper unless I'm missing something?You won't find any place online that takes cash, I never heard of that. For the rest of your question -
For Testosterone LONG esters: 4-5 weeks out is best for a more accurate serum reading, this is the gold standard with 3 days after last injection.. The testing assay that is selected will provide a different result therefore its highly recommending to use a sensitive test that is NOT capped (some tests cap off after 1500, LC MS-MS will not cap) , ::LC MS-MS FEMALE TEST CLICK HERE:: <--- cheapest and best option for TESTOSTERONE SERUMS
You do NOT need to be fasted for testosterone levels..
Types of tests:
ECLIA vs LC MS-MS; ECLIA Method which is short for "Electrochemiluminescent Immunoassay".. It’s a fast and affordable method to measure total hormones in your blood. Many labs and hospitals (ER's) use this method because it’s automatic and doesn’t require too much work on a lab technician’s part, it's simply the standard affordable method done by most clinics for blood tests.. It's not reliable or entirely accurate.. It's simply just a "standard generic method", fast turn around, nothing more, nothing less...It's simply just a fast, quick snap shot for the moment to give almost instant results, so it's somewhat accurate for that sole purpose when it concerns "Just tell me whats going on now, yes or no"...
FYI; Always have a baseline, knowing your baseline is pivotal especially if you wish to start a history with consistent labs and records with testing and having a complete understanding of what your REAL baseline is vs where you end up, this way comparisons can be applied from prior dates to future instances, or even protocols, as there's numerous variables that may effect results with each test..LC MS-MS Method is short for "liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry". It’s considered the gold standard method by many researchers in measuring small molecules. Its accuracy and consistency is why the CDC is recommending LC/MS to be the standard method used when testing hormones. Because LC/MS is more sensitive than ECLIA, doctors typically use this method when testing patients with really low levels with hormones and testing individuals such as women and children. While it’s more accurate and sensitive, the LC/MS method is more expensive than ECLIA. And it takes a bit longer to get your results... Always place into consideration that with the LC MS-MS method it will be more pronounced with measuring specific concentrations..
You get what you pay for..
You're missing nothing, if you find it cheaper, go for it.. This link was added to the write up I made some years ago..Labsmd has this same test a little cheaper unless I'm missing something?