This testosterone test is a blood test to check the total amount of testosterone in your bloodstream.
A testosterone test can be done at any time of day, but the best time is between 8 and 11 am. This is because testosterone levels change during the course of the day and are highest in the morning.
You should bring with you a valid photo ID such as a passport or driving license. No copies or mobile images are accepted.
Results take 2 working days * and will be emailed to you. They include a doctor's explanation of the results. Please note that we do not give out results by telephone as this information is confidential and there is no way of identifying a caller.
* Indicative timings only. Actual result may be earlier or slightly later.
Testosterone is a sex hormone that is important in both men and women.
Testosterone plays an important part in the following functions:
High testosterone is rare in adult men except if they have been taking testosterone supplements. It can result in the following:
|Normal Laboratory Range||7.6 - 31.4 nmol/L|
|Normal for Men > Age 40||8.3 - 27.8 nmol/L|
|Normal for Men < Age 40||9.9 - 27.8 nmol/L|
≥ 12 but ≤ 28 nmol/L
|Inadequate Function Possible||
≥ 7 but ≤ 12 nmol/L
|Inadequate Function Likely||
≥ 3 but ≤ 7 nmol/L
|Inadequate Function Very Likely||
≤ 3 nmol/L
|Testosterone Excess Possible||
> 28 nmol/L
If you have given a morning blood sample (between 8 and 11 am) and your result is outside the normal range, then you should follow up with your own doctor as further testing will be required.
1. Please enter the name(s) and date of birth(s) of the person(s) taking the test at the top of the page. These details are essential to uniquely identify your sample by the laboratory and you will be unable to proceed further without them.
2. Pay online by credit or debit card.
3. Initially, you will receive an automatic reply to confirm that we have received your instructions.
4. Your test request will then be processed between 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Once processed, you will receive a text message and email to confirm that you can now attend Patient Reception to have the test. Please wait for this confirmation before making your way to Patient Reception, otherwise they will be unaware that you will be attending.
5. You can attend Patient Reception at any time during opening hours of 7am-7pm, Monday-Friday, and 7am-1pm on Saturday. It is closed on Sundays and Public Holidays. The only exception is for Chain of Custody tests that need an appointment.
7. Make sure to bring an original photo ID such as a passport or driving license. A copy or phone image is not acceptable.
8. Results will be sent by email as soon as they are available.
All laboratories need information regarding the client to identify their individual sample.
Without these details, tests cannot be done.
The minimum requirement is the full name and date of birth.
All laboratory tests need a photo ID to be shown at Patient Reception at the time of the test.
This is to ensure that it is the client who is taking the test.
Drug and alcohol test results often need to be shown to courts or other agencies and must be valid.
Only a valid passport or driving license is accepted.
Originals must be shown. No copies or images on a phone.