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Hey.. I was wanting to get some bloodwork done (outside of my family dr)
I was looking into "letsgetchecked" male hormone test kit.
The advanced tests the following
  • Testosterone
  • Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)
  • Free Androgen Index (FAI)
  • Oestradiol
  • Prolactin
Has anyone tried this? Is it very accurate?
Just want some opinions before I go ahead and order the kit.
Thanks.
 
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Hey.. I was wanting to get some bloodwork done (outside of my family dr)
I was looking into "letsgetchecked" male hormone test kit.
The advanced tests the following
  • Testosterone
  • Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)
  • Free Androgen Index (FAI)
  • Oestradiol
  • Prolactin
Has anyone tried this? Is it very accurate?
Just want some opinions before I go ahead and order the kit.
Thanks.
I’ve used the thyroid x 2 and lipids , very easy and it seems accurate. I compared my blood work from doctor to the thyroid and it was almost identical

When ya fill it all out just email them and say you understand blood work and don’t need to talk to a nurse and then when it’s done they’ll sign it off to you to access rather than have a brief chat
 
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first i've heard of it but i'm out of the loop often..

i have a question, is there a nurse that comes by and draws the blood ?
No.. they mail the kit to you. It a finger prick to draw your blood then you mail it back to them. Have to mail it early week... so the blood doesn't sit over the weekend.
I just really want to know how I'm doing with my AI
My problem is.. I've had gyno for a long time (Getting surgury next year) but I feel the gyno flare up a but and I panic and go hard on the aromasin.... I need to see where my e2 and prolactin are.. so I can properly adjust my AI dose
 
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I too have used letsgettested with no issues.

However, if you want to skip the nurse call and just get your results, email them and tell them you do not need to speak with a nurse as you are familiar with the test and to release your results as soon as possible
 
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Interesting. I saw a naturopath recently, and he lectures on hormones to other doctors etc. According to him, and it seems to be backed up by research too, saliva tests are a much more reliable indicator for testing hormones etc.
Still waiting to hear about my results, but I had no idea saliva was more reliable. I had to spit in a test tube first thing in the morning for a couple of days, so good luck to anyone who's paid to open/test it... :)
 
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Interesting. I saw a naturopath recently, and he lectures on hormones to other doctors etc. According to him, and it seems to be backed up by research too, saliva tests are a much more reliable indicator for testing hormones etc.
Still waiting to hear about my results, but I had no idea saliva was more reliable. I had to spit in a test tube first thing in the morning for a couple of days, so good luck to anyone who's paid to open/test it... :)
Theres not a chance in hell saliva tests are more accurate than a blood test for hormone testing eg: TT level.

Guaranteed saliva tests is what ur naturalpath offers at their clinic. Ask him to show u this ‘research’ 😏
 
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Interesting. I saw a naturopath recently, and he lectures on hormones to other doctors etc. According to him, and it seems to be backed up by research too, saliva tests are a much more reliable indicator for testing hormones etc.
Still waiting to hear about my results, but I had no idea saliva was more reliable. I had to spit in a test tube first thing in the morning for a couple of days, so good luck to anyone who's paid to open/test it... :)
I would definitely love to read an article that supports this very curious.
 
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Theres not a chance in hell saliva tests are more accurate than a blood test for hormone testing eg: TT level.

Guaranteed saliva tests is what ur naturalpath offers at their clinic. Ask him to show u this ‘research’ 😏
The only thing Naturopaths are good for is the ability to order bloods
 
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Well I ordered the kit today.... 5-10 days before it arrives.
Then they give prepaid return shipping (2 day shipping)
Can't wait to see what my blood work looks like.
I'll be able to adjust my AI .. and also confirm what I already am sure of... the quality of the gear I'm using!
 
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Keep us posted please on how things work out there.
I was just about to do this same service when by the Grace of God I found a sympathetic doctor willing to help me with some bloodwork.
Lets get checked looked like a decent program and read a few reviews for them that were positive.
I have a feeling my new Dr. may kick me to the curb next cycle even though he seems like a nice enough guy.
 
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Theres not a chance in hell saliva tests are more accurate than a blood test for hormone testing eg: TT level.

Guaranteed saliva tests is what ur naturalpath offers at their clinic. Ask him to show u this ‘research’ 😏
I was skeptical myself, but i looked in to it, and there was enough data to support it.
But no, he was not doing the tests himself. He basically gave me a test tube in a proper sterile bag, with the instructions for the lab, and an envelope for the courier. It was sent to Calgary Lab Services (i sent it myself).

Here's some links:
https://academic.oup.com/edrv/article-abstract/3/4/367/2548753
https://www.doctorsdata.com/salivary-hormones/#detailed
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2763516/
https://www.researchgate.net/public...tory_Testing_The_Advantages_and_Disadvantages

FWIW, i got blood work too, so he has both sets of results to compare with...
 
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I was skeptical myself, but i looked in to it, and there was enough data to support it.
But no, he was not doing the tests himself. He basically gave me a test tube in a proper sterile bag, with the instructions for the lab, and an envelope for the courier. It was sent to Calgary Lab Services (i sent it myself).

Here's some links:
https://academic.oup.com/edrv/article-abstract/3/4/367/2548753
https://www.doctorsdata.com/salivary-hormones/#detailed
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2763516/
https://www.researchgate.net/public...tory_Testing_The_Advantages_and_Disadvantages

FWIW, i got blood work too, so he has both sets of results to compare with...
Went threw those links , couple of them seemed to be from fairly old studies?? but i did get the jist of it and have a better understanding of saliva testing than i did before , thku

Seems to be better for some types of testing , not so good most others.

Said something about test creams n saliva , QUESTION - is ur natural path prescribeling u test cream?

Glad to hear ur doc is doing bloods along with the saliva for sure👌
 
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Right on.

I have a pharmacist that is a “prescribing pharmacist” . He for whatever reason has taken a shining on me , and has on afew occasions when my personal doc wasnt in , he was able to prescribe me some things I needed..... hemaROID creme for my bum , steROID cream for skin rash , i think anti biotic once possibly i think.

Not too sure If they have prescribing rights for testosterone though.... let me know how it goes .... mabey if the endo doesnt work out with my script , ill hit up my friendly pharmacist 😁💪
 
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