Enhanced Testosterone Blood Test
Get your testosterone levels tested now!
In addition to testosterone, our test also includes other important test values that help you understand whether you have low testosterone, and what might be the cause of the issue.
Enhanced Testosterone Test
Our Enhanced Testosterone Test checks your levels of:
- Total Testosterone
- Free Testosterone
- Free T4
- Full Blood Count including Haemoglobin & Haematocrit
- Lipids including Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides
Testosterone is a hormone that causes male characteristics. For men, it regulates sex drive and controls bone mass, fat distribution, muscle mass, strength and the production of red blood cells and sperm.
About this test
Total Testosterone is an indicator of the total amount of testosterone in the blood. If low it can cause symptoms of testosterone deficiency such as low libido, reduced muscle mass and strength, and low mood.
Free Testosterone is a calculated value that indicates the amount of testosterone free to be used by the cells in the body. In some cases total testosterone can be normal whilst free testosterone is low. In these cases a man with low free testosterone will experience the same symptoms as someone with low total testosterone.
This is normally because there are higher levels of hormones such as SHBG (sex binding hormone globulin) which binds to testosterone preventing it from being used by the body.
Oestradiol is a predominantly female hormone found in smaller amounts in men. If high it can lead to similar symptoms to low testosterone.
This test includes the additional values of LH and FSH which are important for understanding the origin of low testosterone symptoms.
Prolactin is included to help rule out certain medical issues which present with low testosterone.
Increased albumin can also lead to lower free testosterone levels in the blood.
If thyroid hormones (such as free T4 and TSH) are abnormal this can indicate a thyroid issue that may lead to changes in other hormone levels or explain similar symptoms.
Please note: we require two blood test results to provide treatment to new patients – this is in line with current guidelines. One of the tests must be this Enhanced Testosterone Test, the other test can be our standard Testosterone Blood Test or a testosterone result from elsewhere.
We are currently recommending that all blood test samples should be sent back recorded next day delivery due to postal delays during the Covid-19 crisis.
We can accept most blood results from other sources, please contact us to check.
We also require documentation of prostate examination results for men over the age of 45 before starting treatment.
Testosterone Test – Venous Blood Test Kit
We provide you with a venous blood test kit which you can take to a nurse or clinic, so they can take your blood sample for you.
If you know a nurse or phlebotomist who can take your blood sample, then you are welcome to use them. Otherwise you can have your blood sample taken in a local clinic for a £30 fee, where you will have your blood sample taken by a nurse. You can order a clinic visit here – Clinic Visit
We can also offer a home visit service where a nurse will come to your home to take the blood sample for you. You can order a home visit here for £70 – Nurse Home Visit
If you are struggling to find a clinic or nurse close to where you live, we may be able to send you a Finger-Prick Test Kit which you can perform yourself at home, however this is unadvisable for this particular test as it has a high failure rate for finger-prick samples due to the difficulty of extracting enough blood to fill 2 sample tubes.
How the Testosterone Test works:
- Collect Sample – We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.
- Post Sample – Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.
- Receive Results – We will securely send you your results and discuss the medical analysis of your results with you.