Most testosterone in the bloodstream is bound to proteins SHBG (sex hormone binding gobulin) and albumin. Around 4% is unbound and therefore available to the body's tissues. It is possible to have raised total testosterone levels but still be symptomatic of low testosterone if your level of free testosterone is low.
Free testosterone is a measure of testosterone that is not bound to SHBG.
Although used predominantly by men to test for symptomes of low testosterone, the test can also be used to measure a woman's testosterone levels when investigating polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
This test is for men who want to find out whether they have healthy levels of free testosterone.
We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.
Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.
View results securely in your own personal dashboard.
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 Testosterone (Free) blood sample collection kit together with the details of a convenient clinic where you can go and have your sample taken.
Your Testosterone (Free) 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 Testosterone (Free) results can be downloaded for your doctor.
Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to mymedichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Testosterone (Free) results.
Stay motivated by filling in your online health and lifestyle questionnaire and seeing how improvements in your lifestyle can influence your results. Your medical and family history gives us vital information when interpreting your results.