Testosterone Blood Test

Order your home testosterone blood test online.


Our Testosterone blood test kit checks for levels of:

  • Total Testosterone
  • Free Testosterone
  • SHBG
  • Albumin
  • Free Androgen Index (FAI)

What is testosterone?

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.

It is also really important for a man’s mood, cognition and motivation. Read more about the benefits of TRT.

What is the difference between free and total testosterone?

Unlike other testosterone blood tests, our test looks at free as well as total testosterone.

Total testosterone is the amount of testosterone in the blood. However, there are components of the blood that bind to testosterone, namely SHBG and albumin, making it less available for use in the body.

We measure these and provide a free testosterone level which is more important to test than total testosterone alone as this may be low despite a normal testosterone level.

How to test testosterone levels?

Our test allows you to safely and easily test testosterone levels from the comfort of your home.

We send you a fingerprick testing kit that fits through your letterbox and can be completed without a nurse or doctor. We also offer the option of a venous testing kit that can be done by someone trained to take blood. We offer clinic visits and nurse home visits to facilitate this across the UK.

How to increase testosterone levels?

You can naturally increase testosterone levels by losing body fat, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep.

In a lot of cases, low testosterone levels will not be easily improved without Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). Optimale provides TRT to men with this condition, safely and effectively using top TRT specialists.

What are the signs of high testosterone?

  • Oily skin
  • Acne
  • Muscle growth and high amounts of muscle mass
  • Low body fat
  • Assertiveness
  • High confidence levels
  • Prominent jaw and facial bone structure
  • High bone density
  • Good sleep quality
  • High sex drive/libido

Do testosterone boosters/supplements work?

In most cases, testosterone ‘boosters’ are either ineffective or are prohormones.

Prohormones are effectively steroids and as a result they tend to suppress your natural testosterone production and may cause other health issues.

TRT is a more effective and safer way of increasing testosterone levels.

Other blood test kits:

Our Range of Specialist Blood Tests

Optimale specialist blood tests give you more information on your hormone levels before you start, and whilst you are on Testosterone Replacement Therapy.

These tests are great for finding out more about your natural testosterone levels, or for monitoring your treatment and making sure your levels are safe.