It's pretty clear, BTW, that there's some mixing of gravimetric (ng/dL) and international (nmol/l) units of total testosterone going on in this thread.
Most commonly, total testosterone is discussed in gravimetric units...usually we hear about
healthy testosterone being between 270-1070 ng/dL range. (Roughly divide by 30 to convert to SI units.)
Castrate levels of testosterone have historically been established to be below 50 ng/dL, which was based largely on the measurement capability which was not accurate below that level. With the more "modern" chemiluminescent measurement technique (lower levels of measurement accuracy) men surgically or chemically castrated were found to generally be below 20 ng/dL (3rd quartile). More specifically, men after orchiectomy average about
10 ng/dL...this is a good a point of reference for comparing to the current thread. A measurement of "<0.03" in gravimetric units is multiple orders of magnitude off the scale beyond measurement capability...this person is going to have sandpaper in their heart valves, and not going to last long. Even in SI units, "<0.03" is really, really low...more than 20X lower than castrate levels. Hope your heart is good...
Post Edited (Blackjack) : 3/6/2019 2:12:31 PM (GMT-7)