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Testosterone Blood Test
Our testosterone blood test checks for levels of:
- Total Testosterone
- Free Testosterone
- Free T4
Testosterone is the hormone that is responsible for most male characteristics.
For men, it regulates sex drive and fat distribution, increases bone and muscle mass, improves strength and increases 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.
Testosterone Blood Test – Home Finger-Prick Test Kit
Our blood test includes a free finger-prick sample collection kit which you can take in the comfort of your home.
Alternatively, if you would prefer to have your blood sample taken in a local clinic, for a small additional fee we can arrange for you to visit a clinic and have your blood sample taken by a nurse.
How the Testosterone Blood 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.
If you are unsure whether you should take a blood test yet, have you tried completing our ADAM Questionnaire for detecting low testosterone? Take the ADAM Questionnaire here