Postal Testosterone Test

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This postal testosterone test is a home blood test to check the total amount of testosterone hormone in your bloodstream.

Indications:

  • Low sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Fatigue
  • Low mood
  • Testosterone supplementation
  • Hot flushes

Timing of test:

This testosterone test can be done at any time of the day, but it is best done between 8 and 11 am. This is because testosterone levels change during the course of the day and are highest in the morning.

Kit contents:

  • Lancets x 3
  • Blood collection vial
  • Alcohol swabs x 2
  • Cleaning wipes x 2
  • Spot plasters x 2
  • Instruction sheet
  • Postage-paid envelope

The postal testosterone test kit contains all you need to take the blood sample and send it back to us. The testosterone blood sample is taken by pricking your finger with a small sharp lancet, the same small needles that are used by diabetics when they are checking their blood sugar. Please watch this video showing how this is done, before trying to collect the sample. Only a small amount of blood is needed.

Check that your address details are correct at the time of ordering the test. A testosterone test kit containing clear instructions and testing equipment will then be posted to you by Royal Mail.

important-information Please note that home tests are for personal use only. We cannot provide assurance to an outside agency that the test belongs to a particular individual. Assurance can only be provided when doing the test at Patient Reception in London when accompanied by a photo ID of the person being tested.

Results:

Results take up to 2 working days * once they reach the laboratory. Results include a doctor's explanation of the meaning of the results.

Results are emailed.

* Indicative timings only. Actual result may be earlier or slightly later.


 testosterone-info

What is Testosterone?

Testosterone is a sex hormone that is important in both men and women.

What does testosterone do?

Testosterone plays an important part in the following functions:

  • muscle bulk
  • bone density
  • physical strength
  • body fat
  • body hair
  • libido
  • erectile function in men
  • sperm production in men

What are the symptoms of low testosterone in men?

  • reduced muscle mass
  • reduced strength
  • muscle soreness
  • increased body fat and putting on weight
  • low sex drive
  • difficulty with erection
  • low sperm count
  • loss of body and facial hair
  • tiredness
  • low mood, anxiety or irritability
  • gynaecomastia (moobs!)

What are the effects of high testosterone in men?

High testosterone is rare in adult men except if they have been taking testosterone supplements. It can result in the following:

  • increased muscle mass and strength
  • reduced body fat
  • strong bones
  • increased growth of facial and body hair
  • male patterned baldness
  • acne
  • being more aggressive
  • smaller testicles
  • reduced fertility
  • low sex drive
  • liver damage

What are the normal testosterone levels?

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
Adequate Function

≥ 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

 

What if I have an potentially abnormal testosterone level?

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.

How it works

postal-test-process

1. Pay online by credit or debit card

2. You will be asked to enter the name and date of birth of the person taking the test at the 'Cart' stage of the payment process. These details are essential for sample identification by the laboratory and you will be unable to proceed further without giving them. If you missed giving these details whilst making payment, please send an email to us with this information at: enquiry@drugtest.london

3. Initially, you will receive an automatic reply to confirm that we have received your order.

4. Your test request will then be processed between 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday, and your postal test kit posted by 1st Class Royal Mail. 

5. Your home test kit will contain everything you need to do the test including testing equipment, instructions, a Pathology Request Form and a postage-paid envelope to return the sample to the laboratory.

6. Once completed, place your test sample in the postage-paid envelope. Make sure to also include the Pathology Request Form with your sample. This instructs the laboratory which test to do. Failure to include this form will invalidate the test.

8. Results will be sent by email as soon as they are available.

Instructional video

Home blood testing

Click this video to see how to take a home finger prick test easily.

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