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Dihydrotestosterone Blood Test
Dihydrotestosterone Blood Test
Dihydrotestosterone Blood Test
Dihydrotestosterone Blood Test

Dihydrotestosterone Blood Test

A blood test to measure your levels of dihydrotestosterone, the male hormone responsible for testicular dysfunction and male pattern baldness in older men.
Blood sample 1 biomarker included 7 working days turnaround

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Hormones

Hormones (1 Biomarker)

Special instructions

Please ensure your sample is collected in the morning.
Dihydrotestosterone or DHT, is an androgen, a hormone that stimulates the development of male characteristics, made through the conversion of testosterone. The testes and prostate in men and the ovaries in women convert around 10% of the testosterone produced by an adult each day to dihydrotestosterone. Many of the effects that testosterone has in the body only happen after it is converted to dihydrotestosterone.

Dihydrotestosterone makes male primary sex characteristics during embryonic life in the womb and is also responsible for the development of most secondary sex characteristics in males at puberty and male sexual function throughout adult life. Less is known about its importance in women, but it is known to cause much of the body and pubic hair growth after puberty and may help to determine the age at female puberty begins. 

Elevated dihydrotestosterone levels may indicate hypergonadism (when the testes do not function properly) or hirsutism (excessive hair growth on a woman's face and body).

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

How it works

  • Take the test

    Collect your sample at home, visit a partner clinic, or we can even send a nurse to you.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample back on the same day you take it in the freepost pack to our laboratory.
  • Get your results

    View your results with doctor's advice on your personal dashboard.
Laboratories you can trust

Laboratories you can trust

Trusted by the NHS and private clinics alike, you can be sure of the highest testing standards from our fully accredited partner laboratories.

Expert interpretation <br>
of your results

Expert interpretation
of your results

One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.

Your personal<br>
health centre

Your personal
health centre

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Important

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.