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  1. On 21/08/2018 at 5:17 PM, lmdlmd said:

    Now I don’t know what to do. He is clearly useless. But in my country (New Zealand) he is my only option using our public healthcare. What can I do? I’ve started trying to research private endo’s (there’s none in my city but there is a couple in other cities). Who else could I look for privately? I just don’t know what to do. Did not expect to not get my prescription. HELP!

    Hi lmdlmd


    you might find this link useful https://www.testosteronewisdom.com/nvcoaching/


    With Nelson helping, I would then change GP and hope fo a better outcome.


    Get some of Nelsons books or watch his video’s on excel Male.com and YouTube.


    Good luck


  2. 58 minutes ago, Detonate said:

    Be kinda interested in this too - as far as I'm aware the E2 test done by Labtests is intended for females and not males so results may not be worth bothering for

    After quite a lot of research the best I could come up with in NZ was Eric Thorstensen <e.thorstensen@auckland.ac.nz> . He stated that “Estradiol is very difficult to measure to low levels because of the nature of the way it ionises, at best I can measure to 10pg/mL”.

    He went on to say: “The new(ish) Estradiol 3 assay for Roche analysers has a limit of detection of 5pg/mL which is better than I can measure, I actually use it instead of my LCMSMS method for low samples (plasma)”.

    I asked the same questions of DiscountedLabs.com in the USA who wrote: “I spoke with a technician at labcorp and he said that the Sensitive Estradiol test lowest range it will read is 5 and any levels lower than that would be reported as less than 5”. No units were stated in the reply. The ticket question number was: 3080 <info@discountedlabs.com>

    I didn’t follow up because I found that I have a high PSA level ….. My focus has moved to that.

  3. I understand that Estradiol is very difficult to measure to low levels because of the nature of the way it ionises. Auckland University have the LC/MS/MS capability and can measure to 10pg/mL ..... Is this sensitive enough for a Male assay? I thought the Male range was in the region of 13-54 pg/mL.

  4. 15 hours ago, AASBandit said:

    Hmm, I didnt think any e2 tests were available in NZ by patient request, but only via your doctor. At least at SCL centres. 

    The Dr aspect isn't too important (friendly Dr). The real issue is finding a Lab' that has the capability to do the E2 Estradiol (Male Assay) Sensitive LC/MS/MS test.