Testosterone Blood Test Results Explained
(MEDICAL DISCLAIMER: WE ARE NOT DOCTORS AND THIS IS NOT MEDICAL ADVICE. THIS IS PURELY INFORMATION FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES. DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH AND SPEAK WITH YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE UNDERGOING ANY MAJOR DIETARY OR LIFESTYLE CHANGE.)
Testosterone is responsible for everything that helps make a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
It is the primary hormone that is responsible for nearly all of the characteristics that are considered masculine such as: strength, confidence, and assertiveness to name a few.
This is why it is very important for ALL MEN over the age of 18 to get their testosterone levels tested to know where they stand.
The problem is that reading these tests is very confusing.
They’re so confusing because generally:
1) There’s no standard measurement for testosterone levels
2) There’s no agreed upon range for healthy testosterone levels
So we’re here to help you sort things out.
When you get your testosterone levels checked you want to get these two tests done:
1. Total Testosterone (TT)
- This is the total amount of testosterone in your blood, including both bound (used) testosterone and unbound (free testosterone)
- It typically measured in nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL)
- Doctors will ALWAYS test for TT and many will only test for TT despite FT being a better indicator for low/high testosterone levels…
2. Free Testosterone Levels (FT)
- This is the amount of testosterone in your blood that isn’t bound by Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) + other molecules and is free to act on tissues, boosting your masculine characteristics
- Free testosterone is typically measured in picograms per milliliter (pg/mL)
- FT is actually more important in diagnosing low T than total test, but is often overlooked by medical professionals.
When you get back your results back it will probably look like this:
Total Testosterone Results: 600 ng/dL -or- 20.8 nmol/L
Free Testosterone Results: 17.5 pg/mL
(You can google how to convert these numbers.)
On your individual test you’re going to get a HUGE “healthy range” for where your t-levels should fall into.
Most of the time it will say if you fall between 270 – 1,100 ng/dL on TT then you’re fine.
And if you fall between 9.3 – 27.5 pg/mL on FT then you’re fine.
Why such a huge range?
Because as guys get older, their baseline testosterone levels drop.
(Men typically start to really feel the drop in testosterone levels when they hit their 40s and start experiencing low testosterone symptoms.)
And when they do tests, they combine the average testosterone levels of 80 year old men with 18 year old men, to give a general average of the population.
This is not smart.
Please tell us in what other medical situation can your range be 3x different from the highest to the lowest and be considered fine?
So we created our own range, based on personal & observational experience.
(Remember, we are NOT doctors, this is just based off of what we’ve noticed over the years.)
- TT = Total Testosterone
- FT = Free Testosterone
LOW TESTOSTERONE RESULTS:
- You have low testosterone levels
- Low testosterone symptoms may occur
- Revamping your lifestyle is a priority, start with the big 3: Diet, Exercise, Sleep
- You may want to have a doctor look at your testicles to make sure they are functioning properly
- Depending on your age, TRT is an option
AVERAGE TESTOSTERONE RESULTS:
TT: 400 – 700 ng/dL
FT: 12.0 – 21.0 pg/mL
- You are in the average range of adult males
- Some Low testosterone symptoms may appear
- Natural remedies (test boosters) will help to boost lacking testosterone levels
- By simply altering your lifestyle (Diet, Exercise, Sleep) and using natural remedies you have the potential to have high testosterone levels
- TRT is not recommended until 6 months of healthy living and still no change if you are on the lower end of this range
HIGH TESTOSTERONE RESULTS:
TT: 700 ng/dL – 1,100 ng/dL
FT: 21 pg/mL – 33+ pg/mL
- You have high testosterone levels!
- This is the range that you should strive to stay in year-round.
- Whatever habits you are doing/following, keep it up.
- Now is time to really dial things in to see how high you can get it, but don’t expect huge changes via natural methods
Note about Free Testosterone (FT) levels: All of the above is based off of averages. Averagely speaking, most guys have around 3% of their testosterone as being FT.
Some guys however, can have more than 3% FT. Sometimes up to 10%+! Keep that in mind when you get your ranges back.
If your FT is 50+ pg/mL the test isn’t broken---your body is just optimized to keep more FT---which is great!
There you have it, a quick & easy breakdown to help you understand testosterone levels.
We hoped this helped you as you go about trying to live a high testosterone lifestyle.
If you have low testosterone, don’t freak out about it.
The best thing is that you know where your levels are so that you can start working on it.
Remember, your body can and will adapt to the circumstances that you give it.
If you want to get higher testosterone levels, then live a higher testosterone lifestyle and when you get tested a few months later, you’ll almost always see vast improvements.
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