Would like a suggestion for bloodwork

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i have to do mine out of state because my state also sucks. i just use a fake PA address and go to a quest location over state lines.
I used my real address. I figured, why not give it a shot? Went to a small town quest lab over the state line and they never even asked for id.
 

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Google TRT clinic near you, they will do the bloodwork. Mine cost me like 100 dollars for the full panel. Walked in to one, paid my card, sat down and got my blood done immediately.
 

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For a 3 month Test Cyp cycle only what are the specifics I should be asking for? Just trying to get everything in line before actually starting the cycle.
in general you want:

CMP (Comp metabolic)
Liver panel (Hepatic)
lipids (Cholesterol)
Test (Total/free/bioavailable)
SHBG (sometimes is included with the full Test Panel above)
estradiol
FSH/LH
Prolactin (more important if you run 19-nors, still important but less so for test only)

You want all the above pre-cycle to have as a baseline

mid cycle you want all except the FSH/LH and its fine to get just total test rather than all 3 to save a little bit, youre just looking to see that the test youre using is real and accurately dosed. youll be looking at e2 mid cycle to see how badly you need an AI if at all.

Post cycle youll want to do all and include fsh/LH again after youve pct'd to make sure everything is back working again
 

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I used my real address. I figured, why not give it a shot? Went to a small town quest lab over the state line and they never even asked for id.
ahhh, i cant even pay if i use my real address because it gets flagged down because of the state
 

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in general you want:

CMP (Comp metabolic)
Liver panel (Hepatic)
lipids (Cholesterol)
Test (Total/free/bioavailable)
SHBG (sometimes is included with the full Test Panel above)
estradiol
FSH/LH
Prolactin (more important if you run 19-nors, still important but less so for test only)

You want all the above pre-cycle to have as a baseline

mid cycle you want all except the FSH/LH and its fine to get just total test rather than all 3 to save a little bit, youre just looking to see that the test youre using is real and accurately dosed. youll be looking at e2 mid cycle to see how badly you need an AI if at all.

Post cycle youll want to do all and include fsh/LH again after youve pct'd to make sure everything is back working again
For reference OP, all of the above, minus the SHGB and Prolactin are included in that $81 test from Quest in that link.
 

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ahhh, i cant even pay if i use my real address because it gets flagged down because of the state
I used to use my real street address, but an adjacent STATE, to circumvent this. I had to drive to that other State too, but once there, never asked for an ID.

My State allows it now, but only some online labs will work in my State. I can't use privatemdlabs, but personalabs will work. 🤷‍♂️
 

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For a 3 month Test Cyp cycle only what are the specifics I should be asking for? Just trying to get everything in line before actually starting the cycle.
What dosage? Test cyp only you should have to worry much. Through walk-in labs using Quest lab you can get a CBC for $24 if you wanted to check RBC's
If you just want to keep an eye on total T and E2 you can get those individual tests for pretty cheap.
Total testosterone $36
E2 for $44
 

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This is a common purchase among the guys here... https://www.privatemdlabs.com/lp/female-hormone-testing.php

Yes, it says FEMALE panel, but no worries, it's the one you want. It says it's for both Men and Women.

I also like to do a Lipid/Cholesterol panel as well, in addition to the CBC, CMP, and hormone panel that's in the link.

Keep ALL your bloodwork, compare it over time, looking for trends. Try to catch any potential problems.

Don't forget to get bloodwork BEFORE your cycle also, so you have baseline numbers from which to compare.

im pretty sure that panel doesn't include free or bioavailable T.

if you care about it
 

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Or lipid panel.

Touche!

That too! I used that exact panel for my very first set of bloodwork, got the results and was like "Wait, fuck, im missing shit"

it is very cheap for basic stuff though
 
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