Really low testosterone...or maybe not
I had a blood test done just over a month ago. They called to warn me about my "really high cholesterol," but that was it. After I received the results yesterday, I wondered why they didn't say anything about my really low testosterone.
Testosterone, Total, LCMSMS
187 ng/dL (normal range: 250-1100)
49.2 pg/mL (normal range: 35.0-155.0)
My understanding is that the normal range includes all age groups, so even the low end of normal is not normal for a 38 year old male.
I called them and the nurse said the doctor disregarded the results because they drew my blood in the late afternoon, and testosterone tests are only valid between 8-9 AM. Can someone confirm or deny this?
"Don't go in there, General, it's a trap! That's a grain chamber. It makes people like you into people like me."