Hi Dr, I’m a regular reader of your blog and have honestly found it both reassuring and informative in equal measure, so thanks for the great work.
My question is regarding the new test for determining a patients predisposition to MPB. I know it has been made available by a very reputable British Dr, but it seemed to me that if such a test were accurate and completely reliable it would be absolutely industry standard? Have you any insights on it and it’s reliability?
also as a ps, I wonder if you have any safety pointers to look out for when purchasing generic propecia online?
many thanks again
All tests have flaws with a margin of error. There is no completely perfect, 100% accurate test. The genetic balding test like HairDX gives you a probability score, not a blanket YES or NO answer. It is not an industry standard, because any good physician can diagnose MPB without a blood test.
I don’t have hands-on experience with generic Propecia, as it isn’t legal in the US yet due to patent laws… so what I know about the generic brands has been limited to just learning all the names. As for safety pointers, well, the biggest pointer would be to not order medication from an online pharmacy that you don’t have previous experience with. I am not an advocate of ordering medication online anyway, as many of those pharmacies ignore the law and don’t require a prescription when necessary.