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    Looking through PrivateMD for the right blood test is a little confusing. From what I've seen there is a test that includes Prolactin for a total of $102 but hormone levels will only be shown as >1500.

    To get a full view of any hormone levels in excess of 1500 you have to get a different type of test done and it doesn't appear as though prolactin is bundled into any of those. Below is what I think is the way to go, can someone confirm this?

    Hormone Panel with Testosterone LC/MS-MS $88.99
    *Prolactin $50.49

    Total: $139.48
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    Hormone Panel with Testosterone LC/MS-MS

    Includes:
    Complete Blood Count (CBC) w/ Differential: Hematocrit; hemoglobin; mean corpuscular volume (MCV); mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH); mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC); red cell distribution width (RDW); percentage and absolute differential counts; platelet count; red cell count; white blood cell count; immature granulocytes
    Comprehensive Metabolic Profile ( includes eGFR ): A:G ratio; albumin, serum; alkaline phosphatase, serum; ALT (SGPT); AST (SGOT); bilirubin, total; BUN; BUN:creatinine ratio; calcium, serum; carbon dioxide, total; chloride, serum; creatinine, serum; globulin, total; glucose, serum; potassium, serum; protein, total, serum; sodium, serum; eGFR
    Estradiol
    Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
    Luteinizing Hormone (LH)
    Testosterone, Total - Women, Children, and Hypogonadal Males, LC/MS-MS

    Note: Actual Total Testosterone levels will be provided with this test if levels exceed 1500.

    Patient Instructions: Patient should fast for 12 hours preceding collection of specimen. If using a testosterone cream please be sure you have not rubbed any into the antecubital area of your arm for the last 24 hours as it can give elevated results.

    Estimated turnaround for results is 7 business days. If confirmation testing is required, the estimated time may be extended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyWoodCole View Post
    Looking through PrivateMD for the right blood test is a little confusing. From what I've seen there is a test that includes Prolactin for a total of $102 but hormone levels will only be shown as >1500.
    To get a full view of any hormone levels in excess of 1500 you have to get a different type of test done and it doesn't appear as though prolactin is bundled into any of those. Below is what I think is the way to go, can someone confirm this?
    Hormone Panel with Testosterone LC/MS-MS $88.99
    *Prolactin $50.49
    Total: $139.48
    This one, for $122.99, gives you Prolactin, sensitive E2 and LC/MS for testosterone (so you'll see your real levels even if they are above 1500): https://www.privatemdlabs.com/lab_te...prolactin#3090

    Unless I'm missing something obvious, it would seem to be the most cost effective option to go with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrRippedZilla View Post
    This one, for $122.99, gives you Prolactin, sensitive E2 and LC/MS for testosterone (so you'll see your real levels even if they are above 1500): https://www.privatemdlabs.com/lab_te...prolactin#3090

    Unless I'm missing something obvious, it would seem to be the most cost effective option to go with.
    Very much appreciated Zilla, not sure why I couldn't find that myself. I'll get it ordered up and see when I can get in for testing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PillarofBalance View Post
    This is a section for scientific stuff. If you all want to explore feelings, a section that Zilla mods is gonna be the wrong place for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrRippedZilla View Post
    This one, for $122.99, gives you Prolactin, sensitive E2 and LC/MS for testosterone (so you'll see your real levels even if they are above 1500): https://www.privatemdlabs.com/lab_te...prolactin#3090

    Unless I'm missing something obvious, it would seem to be the most cost effective option to go with.
    This is the one I use. I have tried different combinations and this one always ended up being the cheapest.
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    I'll be going in shortly for the blood draw and it says it will take 10-14 days for results to post.

    I'm honestly hoping I do see elevated prolactin as that seems like it would be a pretty easy fix.

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    You mentioned two ways of dealing with high prolactin and one was doing nothing about it if you are asymptotic, I’m assuming this means high prolactin levels will go back down on its own after what causes the elevation is out of you system? Is this correct?
    Thank you for the awesome post as well!! Very helpful and you made it very easy to follow along with and understand
    you’re a true asset to this board Zilla!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texan69 View Post
    You mentioned two ways of dealing with high prolactin and one was doing nothing about it if you are asymptotic, I’m assuming this means high prolactin levels will go back down on its own after what causes the elevation is out of you system? Is this correct?
    Thank you for the awesome post as well!! Very helpful and you made it very easy to follow along with and understand
    you’re a true asset to this board Zilla!!!
    Prolactin levels will return to normal once your cycle is over, yes
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrRippedZilla View Post
    Prolactin levels will return to normal once your cycle is over, yes
    Has this been proven?

    Common sense says that should be true.

    However, messing with hormones can have permanent effects, like increased satellite cell count.

    Some people may keep ****ed prolactin levels after cycling off and never know. Then they cycle again. The ****ed hormone levels, like prolactin, would continue to **** them forever.

    A curious hypothesis of mine, that's all.
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    Finally took the time to listen to the whole thing.

    HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT

    Thanks again for doing this zilla.
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    I listened to the whole thing.. Very interesting. The one thing I wonder is what are the consequences if you really let prolactin get away from you.. Is it anything beyond sort of annoying side effects or can you have any major issues.?

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