Below is a recommended hormonal panel to evaluate the effect the drug is/was having on your body, comprised of certain hormones typically affected by the Post-Finasteride Syndrome. Since nobody knows every single hormone the drug affects by inhibiting the 5AR pathway, it's important to get as big a picture as possible.
If you are considering taking Finasteride (not recommended), we advise you to get BASELINE blood tests so you'll have results to compare against in the future, should things go disastrously wrong while on or after quitting the drug.
- Rhein Labs - 24hr urine profiling, inc. 5a/5b metabolite ratios
- Mayo Clinic Labs
- Quest Diagnostics
- ARUP Labs
- LifeLabs Canada
- PrivateMD Labs - user pay
Hormonal Panel (Blood / 24hr-Urine tests)
DHT (not accurate compared to Adiol-G)
3alpha-diol G (Androstanediol glucuronide-- "Adiol-G" for short): metabolite of DHT, measures 5AR-II activity
Androsterone glucuronide (another metabolite of DHT that measures 5AR activity)
Estradiol (E2) Ultrasensitive
Cortisol (24-hour urine sample)
CBC or FBC (Complete Blood Count/Full Blood Count)
LFT (Liver Function Tests - AST, ALT, GGT, Bilirubin, etc.)
17-ketosteroids (24-hr urine sample)
Recommended "short" list:
3alpha-diol G (Androstenediol glucuronide -- ("Adiol-G" for short): metabolite of DHT, measures 5AR-II activity
... and hopefully LFT and CBC for overall health picture.