Testosterone Blood Test
Get your testosterone levels tested now!
In addition to testosterone, our testosterone blood 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.
Testosterone Blood Test
Our Testosterone Blood Test checks for levels of:
- Total Testosterone
- Free Testosterone
- Free Androgen Index (FAI)
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 Testosterone Blood 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.
Please note: we require two blood test results, a full blood count (FBC) and a lipid screen to provide treatment – this is in line with current guidelines. Our enhanced blood test meets provides a full set of tests including full blood count (FBC) and lipids.
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.
If you are currently an OptiMale patient, then please note that this test isn’t suitable for follow up or TRT monitoring blood tests for current patients, unless otherwise indicated or advised by OptiMale.
Testosterone Blood Test – Home Finger-Prick or Venous Blood Test Kit
Regrettably we are only able to sell Home Finger-Prick Test Kits during the Coronavirus lockdown, as we cannot offer Clinic Visits or Nurse Home Visits to perform venous blood tests. If you have a family member that lives with you and is a healthcare professional who could take your blood venously, please contact us directly and we can send you a venous blood test kit.
You can choose either a finger-prick sample collection kit which you can take in the comfort of your home, or a venous kit which you can take to a nurse or clinic, so they can take your blood sample for you.
If you would prefer to have your blood sample taken in a local clinic, for a £30 fee we can arrange for you to visit a clinic and 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
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 testosterone blood test yet, have you tried completing our ADAM Questionnaire for detecting low testosterone? Take the ADAM Questionnaire here
Our labs are accredited by CPA and UKAS.