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2018/01/24 15:48:23 (permalink)
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Medichecks inaccurate ?

Was talking to a friend of a friend earlier, a GP.
 
I was picking his brains over this and that, and asked him about the above, as he appeared to lift....lol
 
I said are they accurate?, he smiled and said "they are not accurate, we don't take much notice".
 
Any thoughts?
 
 
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    Re: Medichecks inaccurate ? 2018/01/24 16:07:33 (permalink)
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    Get your GP friend to do your bloods and send a sample drawn at the same time to Medicheck and let us know 👍

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    Re: Medichecks inaccurate ? 2018/01/24 16:20:14 (permalink)
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    Good point, after a bit of searching. appears someone has already done it.
    https://www.uk-muscle.co....ecks-vs-nhs-bloodwork/
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    Re: Medichecks inaccurate ? 2018/01/24 16:51:17 (permalink)
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    Good point, after a bit of searching. appears someone has already done it.
    https://www.uk-muscle.co....ecks-vs-nhs-bloodwork/




    As someone said, who was wrong NHS or Medichecks?...I guess you'd need a 3rd tester maybe a private endo to do the test too...Then you'd have 3 results and average out the results.. unless all the bloods were treated exactly the same while out of the body ie time before test and temp stored at etc the results could vary slightly?...plus do all testers use the same apparatus/machine to do these tests? 

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    Re: Medichecks inaccurate ? 2018/01/24 16:58:24 (permalink)
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    That's what I was thinking, about what happens after the samples are taken.
     
    An example.
    Someone takes a pin prick test, then puts it in the post box, it sits there at -2 for four hours, compared to a vein test taken at a surgery and kept at room temp for most of its time.
     
    Think we need an expert answer this lol
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    Re: Medichecks inaccurate ? 2018/01/24 17:01:43 (permalink)
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    Ps, I did a medicheck a while ago, and like the example in the link, the medicheck result was around 3.5nmol lower than the gps result.
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    Re: Medichecks inaccurate ? 2018/01/24 17:09:03 (permalink)
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    An example.
    Someone takes a pin prick test, then puts it in the post box, it sits there at -2 for four hours, compared to a vein test taken at a surgery and kept at room temp for most of its time.
     
     



    Exactly the PO box could be v cold (winter) once postie empties it it's then put inside his van in the passenger footwell with the heater on, i'm pretty sure this would effect at least some of the readings?...but as you said we need phlebotomist's take on this lol.

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    Re: Medichecks inaccurate ? 2018/01/25 17:14:37 (permalink)
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    personally GP's know jack about AAS/Sharms/Peptides etc, a lot of endos don't either.  that's why I have a US doctor for this.    also do not forget each and every lab have different testing parameters 

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    Re: Medichecks inaccurate ? 2019/01/10 16:53:06 (permalink)
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    So are medichecks not really worth it?

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    Re: Medichecks inaccurate ? 2019/01/10 16:59:01 (permalink)
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    Bugger! Ive just got my kit!!!
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    Re: Medichecks inaccurate ? 2019/01/10 17:15:22 (permalink)
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    Medichecks gave me a TT reading of 264 nmol/l. 
     
    I was on 120mg test e per week at the time and had been for a few months. 

     
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    Re: Medichecks inaccurate ? 2019/01/11 14:11:02 (permalink)
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    I am not very au-faux with all this, but from what I have read that's ridiculously low?
     
    Sol the medichecks are a waste of time?
     
    Or I have got that completely wrong?
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    Re: Medichecks inaccurate ? 2019/01/11 14:15:49 (permalink)
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    Not a waste of time at all. They get it right 99% of the time.
     
    To be honest I use Optimale nowadays as it's much cheaper. 

     
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    Re: Medichecks inaccurate ? 2019/01/12 21:41:26 (permalink)
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    Ps, I did a medicheck a while ago, and like the example in the link, the medicheck result was around 3.5nmol lower than the gps result.

    So if im on 750mgs of test a 3.5 difference isnt going to matter much as my result SHOULD be way over the high end of normal anyway, What do you reckon?
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