London Medical Laboratory Blood Test Testosterone Plus

£69.00

What can I expect from this Testosterone Plus?

Understanding your Testosterone levels may help if you are experiencing low sex drive, infertility, erectile dysfunction and more. Testosterone levels should also be checked regularly by anyone using testosterone supplements for any reason.

This is the enhanced Testosterone test which includes albumin, sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) and a Free Testosterone calculation will give you a very good indication of the levels of testosterone in your body.

Identifying conditions of this test

Hormones (3 Biomarkers)

There are many types of hormones that support different bodily functions and processes including growth, metabolism, appetite and fertility. Hormone imbalances or deficiencies may be to blame for a wide range of symptoms and conditions.

Testosterone

Testosterone is a steroid hormone produced by the male testes and the adrenal glands in both men and women. This hormone production is stimulated and controlled by the luteinizing hormone. Testosterone is seen in large amounts in boys during puberty, causing growth of body hair and muscle development. It also regulates the male sex drive and maintain muscle mass. It is found in small amount in females from the ovary. Testosterone test is used to diagnosed various conditions such as erectile dysfunction and infertility in men.

Sex Hormone Binding Globulin

Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) is a protein produced by the liver. Its main function is to bind and transport the hormones oestradiol, testosterone and dihydrotestosterone in the blood. The SHBG test is used to diagnose testosterone deficiency in men and is used to investigate the production of testosterone in women.

Free Testosterone Calculation

Free Testosterone Calculation is a measurement of the amount of free testosterone in the body. It is a steroid hormone produced by the male testes and the adrenal glands in both men and women. It regulates the male sex drive and maintains muscle mass. Free testosterone calculation is used in the diagnosis of various conditions such as erectile dysfunction and infertility in men.

Liver Function (1 Biomarkers)

The liver is responsible for many of the body's essential functions such as regulating blood sugar levels, fighting infections and detoxifying your blood. Good liver function is vital to your overall health and wellbeing.

Albumin

Albumin is a protein specifically produced in the liver. Its function consists of keeping fluids in the bloodstream as well as transporting substances like hormones and vitamins throughout the body. Albumin tests can be used to help diagnose and monitor diseases of the liver and kidney.

How to Use the At Home Test Kits:

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Test Arrives: You will receive everything you need in the kit to carry out at home including simple step-by-step instructions. For more detailed instructions, please see the instruction video on the London Medical Laboratory website.

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Take Your Test: The home-testing kits use a simple finger-prick blood sample you can take yourself in the comfort of your own home. Ensuring that you have followed the instructions provided, simply use the enclosed lancets and tube to collect your own blood sample.

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Receive Results: Following the instructions provided, fill out the enclosed forms and label your blood test. Then, take your sample and return it to the laboratory using the Royal Mail 1st Class Tracked postal bag included with the kit.

You will receive your results on the day after they receive your sample in their laboratory.

London Medical run a 24/7 laboratory operation and test all samples as quickly as possible after receiving them which enables their team of in-house GPs to review and communicate your results in the fastest possible time frame.

 Please visit the London Medical Laboratory website www.londonmedicallaboratory.com before ordering to find more information and a list of Frequently Asked Questions.