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Bioavailable testosterone is the testosterone that is not bound to SHBG and can be used by the body. Most testosterone in the body is strongly bound to sex hormone binding globulin, while some of it is weakly bound to albumin and the remainder is free or unbound and therefore available to tissues. This test measures both the free testosterone and the testosterone that is bound to albumin.
If you have high levels of testosterone but too much is bound to proteins and cannot be utilised by the body, you can still suffer from symptoms of low testosterone.
The bioavailable testosterone test is generally recommended for men evaluating a condition known as andropause. Andropause is caused by a decrease in hormones with age, which plays a direct role in various physiological changes, including muscle strength, bone density and body composition.
We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.
Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.
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Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.
We will send you your Bioavailable Testosterone blood sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.
Your Bioavailable Testosterone includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.
Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Bioavailable Testosterone results can be downloaded for your doctor.
Once you have placed your order you can visit my.medichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Bioavailable Testosterone results.
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