Had a first meeting with an ED doc in NYC recently to discuss Trimix injections. He mentioned that I should do a testosterone test, to check for any low level, and to 'at least get a baseline' for the future. I agreed.
Just got a bill notice from the hospital, not yet though my insurance to knock it down to 'reasonable and customary', but the bill was for $850 (just for the blood work, not including the visit)! Included were tests for Estradiol and Leutinizing Harmone which we never discussed. As far as I know these tests are only used to evaluate females for egg production in the ovaries, etc.
Do these tests make sense to you? Reasonable? Customary before starting injections?