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Erectile Dysfunction Blood Test
Erectile Dysfunction Blood Test
Erectile Dysfunction Blood Test
Erectile Dysfunction Blood Test

Erectile Dysfunction Blood Test

A simple, discreet finger-prick blood test that examines the main physical causes of erectile dysfunction, including raised cholesterol, diabetes, and low testosterone.

Is it for you?

Do you have difficulty achieving and maintaining an erection? Do you suffer from low libido (sex drive) and think your hormones could be to blame? Do you worry that your lifestyle could be affecting your sexual performance? If you want an easy, discreet at-home test which examines the main causes of erectile dysfunction, then this is the right test for you.
Blood sample 10 biomarkers included 2 working days turnaround
from sample receipt at lab

What's included?

Biomarker profiles

  • Diabetes
  • Cholesterol Status
  • Thyroid Hormones
  • Hormones

Diabetes (1 Biomarker)

Cholesterol Status (6 Biomarkers)

Thyroid Hormones (1 Biomarker)

Hormones (2 Biomarkers)

Special instructions

Please take your sample in the morning. Fasting is optional for this test. Eating fatty foods might affect the results of a small number of blood tests so we may advise a retest when you are fasted. If you are interested in your triglyceride, LDL or omega 3 levels, then we do recommend fasting. Avoid taking a finger-prick sample from a finger used to handle hormone-gels or hormone-pessaries in the past 4 weeks. Do not take biotin supplements for 2 days prior to this test. If you are taking prescribed biotin you should discuss this with your doctor.
Erectile dysfunction, or impotence, is a very common condition in men where they struggle to achieve or maintain an erection. An occasional inability to do this does not normally constitute a problem - there are often short-term causes at work such as stress, tiredness, anxiety or drinking too much alcohol. However, a continuous problem with erectile function may be due to an underlying health cause.

Persistent erectile dysfunction affects about 10% of men and can be distressing. This test investigates physical conditions which may impact your sexual performance. Some men may have problems achieving an erection because the blood vessels in the penis narrow due to the build-up of cholesterol. For others the problem may be hormonal - low testosterone for example affects libido and sexual performance, while elevated prolactin may suppress testosterone production. This test looks at the physical causes of erectile dysfunction such as high cholesterol, diabetes, low testosterone, thyroid conditions and high levels of prolactin.

The physical causes of erectile dysfunction can often be improved through lifestyle changes or by medication such as statins or hormone replacement.

This discreet at-home test comes with a report from a qualified doctor and advice on what to do next if any of your results are abnormal.

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

Discover the easy way to track your health through our online portal, my.medichecks.com. View your results with doctor's advice, monitor any changes over time and see the improvements you can make to your health with simple lifestyle changes.

Questions? Let us help

Questions? Let us help

Our customer care team is on-hand to help you find the test that's right for you. Get in touch via phone, live chat or email.

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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.