Just received my PSA Test Kit from Mayo. Under Test Ordered it has ONLY the Testosterone, Free test ordered and NOT the Testosterone, TOTAL.
ALL of my pervious Testosterone Tests were for the Testosterone, Total.
They were as follows:
1. On February 13, 2013 (just before beginning Casodex and Proscar)
it was 826ng/ml
2. On April 15, 2013 (just before starting IMRT/IGRT) it was 11ng/ml
3. On November 1, 2013 it was 13ng/ml
4. On April 15, 2014 it was up to 425ng/ml
Since ALL of my previous testosterone tests were for the total testosterone WHY would Mayo now just order the Testosterone, FREE test and NOT the
Testosterone, Total Test?
How will I be able to compare the Testosterone, Free test to all of my previous Testosterone, TOTAL tests?
Why would Mayo order the Testosterone, Free test anyway? It is inconsistent with all my previous Testosterone, Total tests and makes it
impossible for me to know whether my Testosterone, Total has increased or decreased.
72 YO, TESTS & TREATMENT AT MAYO
STAGE T3b 1/7/13
GLEASON 3 + 3 in 5% of 1 core out of 13 BX
PSA: 8/12 164, 1/13 142, 2/13 8.6, 4/13 1.2, 11/13 0.06, 1/14 0.54
3.0 TESLA ENDORECTAL COIL MRI 1/7/13 DX LARGE TZ TUMOR & SVI, BS & CAT SCAN NEG.
C-11 CHOLINE PET SCAN 1/9/13, NO, MO, IMAGED SAME TZ TUMOR AS MRI
TX: CASODEX, PROSCAR 1/13, LUPRON 2/28 & 5/28, IGRT 39 TREATMENTS 4/13 TO 6/13, 78GY