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Blood tests for Post-Finasteride Syndrome, Propecia side effects

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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.

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Hormonal Panel (Blood / 24hr-Urine tests)

Total Testosterone
Free Testosterone
Bioavailable Testosterone
Androstenedione
Androstenediol
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
Estrone (E1)
Total Estrogens
LH
FSH
DHEA-S
Vitamin D
Cortisol (24-hour urine sample)
Cortisone
Corticosterone
Aldosterone
Deoxycorticosterone
SHBG
Prolactin
Progesterone
Pregnenolone
17-OH Progesterone
17-OH Pregnenolone
Albumin
ACTH
PSA
TSH
Free T3
Free T4
IGF-1
IGF-BP3
CBC or FBC (Complete Blood Count/Full Blood Count)
LFT (Liver Function Tests - AST, ALT, GGT, Bilirubin, etc.)
Androgen/Estrogen ratio
Testosterone/DHT ratio
17-ketosteroids (24-hr urine sample)

 

Recommended "short" list:

Total Testosterone

Free Testosterone
Bioavailable Testosterone
Androstenedione
DHT
3alpha-diol G (Androstenediol glucuronide -- ("Adiol-G" for short): metabolite of DHT, measures 5AR-II activity
Estradiol (E2)
LH
FSH
SHBG
Prolactin
TSH
Vitamin D

... and hopefully LFT and CBC for overall health picture.

Last Updated on Monday, 26 April 2010 05:10  

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