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Why take this test?
It can be difficult in the UK to diagnose low T (testosterone) as many men may not attribute the symptoms they are experiencing to low testosterone. Unlike in women, where the fall in reproductive hormones and associated symptoms that occur during menopause is well known, the variety of symptoms a man may experience are not widely known, and therefore a man is less likely to seek help. Testosterone is responsible for male characteristics such as the maturation of the reproductive system and sperm production, libido, muscle mass and hair growth. Testosterone levels fall naturally after the age of 30, and this decline can lead to symptoms of what is known as the male menopause or andropause. Although low T is more likely to affect older men, younger men can be affected too.
Symptoms which can be associated with low T include:
Many of these symptoms can also be caused by other conditions so ruling out low T with a simple take-at-home blood test can be an important first step.
Your testosterone levels will be highest in the morning so you should take your Low T blood test shortly after you wake up. If your testosterone is found to be low, our doctors will normally recommend a repeat test to confirm. You may be able to boost your testosterone levels naturally, but for some men, it is helpful to take testosterone replacement thereapy (TRT) to restore their testosterone to the normal range.
This test is for men who believe that they may have low testosterone or for men who are taking TRT to maintain their testosterone level within the normal range. It is not suitable for men who are taking testosterone or anabolic steroids if they believe that they might have testosterone levels which exceed 52 nmol/L as this test will not give a reading above that level. Our Testosterone test has an extended upper limit and is suitable for men who may have supranormal levels of testosterone.
Please ensure your sample is collected in the morning. If you are tracking your results over time then it is vital that you always have your blood taken at the same time.
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.
Testosterone is a male sex hormone which is produced in the testicles of men and, in much smaller amounts, in the ovaries of women. It is responsible for bone and muscle strength, as well as mood, energy and sexual function.
Testosterone levels decline with age and it is unusual to find naturally elevated levels in men. Low testosterone is more common than raised testosterone in the absence of supplementation.
In women, raised testosterone can result in male characteristics such as body hair, greater bulk, a deeper voice and acne - all symptoms of polycystic ovaries, a condition in which elevated testosterone is commonly seen.
We will send you your Low T (Testosterone) blood test finger-prick blood sample collection kit which contains everything you need to take your blood sample in the comfort of your own home. If you are unsure about completing a finger-prick blood sample collection you will have the opportunity to select a clinic-based venous blood sample option during the checkout process.How to collect a finger-prick blood sample
Your Low T (Testosterone) blood test 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 Low T (Testosterone) blood test results can be downloaded for your doctor.
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