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Hack my last blood test - NMR+IF+hs-crp

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 25, 2012 at 9:01 PM

NMR+IF+hs-CRP (tests were done at LabCorp)

Had blood taken on 5/10 (1 week after my once every 3 week shot of 400mgs Test Cypionate - in a doctors office paid for by my insurance)

Have been doing IF (16 hour fast - 8 hour feeding window) for appx 5 weeks prior to the blood test.

hs-CRP was 18.48mg/L - high is anything over 3.0mg/L

In August 2011 my Cardio CRP (From Quest Labs) was 1.4mg/L

Could the IF be causing the hs-CRP to spike?

To the NMR test results - I'm following a moderate carb paleo diet. Daily carbs include a mashed sweet potato after my workout and 1 banana and some frozen berries with my protein smoothie (usually a can of high fat coconut milk OR 8 ozs of whole fat grass fed milk and 6-8ozs of whole fat grass fed milk yogurt)

LDL-P 1500 nmol/L - Boderline High is 1300-1599 nmol/L

LDL-C 188 mg/dl - High is 160-189 mg/dL

HDL-C 59 mg/dL S/B >=40 so this is OK

Triglycerides 36 mg/dL S/B <150 so this is very good

Total Cholesterol 254 mg/dL

HDL-P (Total) 28.5 umol/L S/B >=30.5 so this is low

Small LDL-P 127 nmol/L S/B <=527 so this is very good (I suppose)

LDL Size 21.1 nm S/B >20.5 so this is OK

LP-IR (Insulin Resistance Score) 6 S/B <=45

Your thoughts

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

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on August 04, 2012
at 03:49 AM

HS or High sensitivity CRP is the same as Cardiac (cardio)-CRP. And yes, many things can make it go up temporarily. I get a lot of labs done for many reasons and with CRP, you need to look at a trend, not just one test. Also, it could for sure be lab error. I personally would retest HS-CRP at some point, soon, when you are not sick or injured. Good luck.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

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on August 04, 2012
at 01:31 AM

Tye what dietary changes are you making to increase you testosterone? Just curious as both my husband and I are on Testosterone Hrt. His cholesterol was very low but even when he got it up to 170, his test. level didn't go up. Thanks

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

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on August 04, 2012
at 01:29 AM

HS or High sensitivity CRP is the same as Cariac (cardio)-CRP. And yes, many things can make it go up temporarily. I get a lot of labs done for many reasons and with CRP, you need to look at a trend, not just one test. Also, it could for sure be lab error. I personally would retest HS-CRP at some point, soon, when you are not sick or injured. Good luck.

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on May 25, 2012
at 10:10 PM

I agree with Rogue. IF *could* contribute esp. if you're lifting heavy. One thing: you might want to change your Test Cypionate to a smaller dose more often. With 400mg every 3wks your system is going through wild swings - very rough on the hormone feedback axes. With my prescription I was able to go weekly at a reduced but proportionate dose, making the swings much less pronounced and more manageable. Now that I'm doing more strict paleo at 50-100g carbs a day +/-, I've been not taking Test anymore and things are fine though still somewhat low. Still working on that with dietary tweaks.

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on May 25, 2012
at 09:49 PM

Lipid profile looks good. Having low small LDL is really good -- small, dense LDL is highly atherogenic so the less of that the better.

CRP is a marker of inflammation, so lots of things can make it go up -- sprained ankle, allergies, etc. My CRP is always high (~8) in the spring/summer, and drops over the winter. I'm not sure what the difference is between hs-CRP and Cardio-CRP. Quest has trademarked "Cardio CRP" so they might be the same.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on August 04, 2012
at 01:29 AM

HS or High sensitivity CRP is the same as Cariac (cardio)-CRP. And yes, many things can make it go up temporarily. I get a lot of labs done for many reasons and with CRP, you need to look at a trend, not just one test. Also, it could for sure be lab error. I personally would retest HS-CRP at some point, soon, when you are not sick or injured. Good luck.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on August 04, 2012
at 03:49 AM

HS or High sensitivity CRP is the same as Cardiac (cardio)-CRP. And yes, many things can make it go up temporarily. I get a lot of labs done for many reasons and with CRP, you need to look at a trend, not just one test. Also, it could for sure be lab error. I personally would retest HS-CRP at some point, soon, when you are not sick or injured. Good luck.

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