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Testosterone

This is an important test that measures the amount of testosterone in the blood.

Finger-prick blood
1 tests included
2 days turnaround

£49.00

£29.00

About Testosterone

What is testosterone?

Testosterone is a steroid hormone that plays a key role in the development of the male reproductive system, muscle mass and body hair. Testosterone levels decline with age in males, a process known as andropause, resulting in physiological changes including reduced muscle strength and bone density. Testosterone also has important functions in women contributing to bone health, fertility, menstrual cycle and sex drive.

Not all of the testosterone in the body is available for tissues to utilise. Testosterone binds with sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) or albumin, regulating the amount the body can use at any given time. Testosterone that is not bound to SHBG or albumin and is available for the body to use is known as bioavailable testosterone. Symptoms of low testosterone include reduced bone and muscle mass and low sex drive.

Why take the test?

This test measures the amount of testosterone in the blood. In men, it can help to investigate low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, infertility or problems related to the pituitary gland. In women, this test can help to investigate polycystic ovary syndrome (POCS), or tumour of the adrenal gland or ovaries.

 

What's tested

Hormones

How it works

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Order your kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.

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Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.

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Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.

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