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

Erectile Dysfunction Blood Test

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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

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, although sometimes this will affect the results of a small number of blood tests (e.g. triglycerides) so we may advise a retest when you are fasted. If you choose to fast then we recommend drinking only water and eating no food for 12 hours prior to the test. If you are taking a finger-prick sample and you use any form of hormone-containing gel or pessary (eg hormone replacement therapy or testosterone replacement therapy) then we recommend that you take your blood sample from a finger which has not been in contact with the gel or pessary for several weeks, wearing a glove whilst applying the medication can help with this. High dose biotin supplements can affect this test. If you are taking more than the recommended daily amount then you should not take your supplements for 2 days prior to this test. If you are taking high dose biotin for medical reasons (e.g. multiple sclerosis) then you should discuss this with your doctor. The quality of your sleep can affect testosterone levels. Avoid taking your test when your sleep is likely to be disrupted, particularly if you are getting less than five hours sleep per night. Please use your MyMedichecks account to inform us of any medicines you are taking whether prescribed or over the counter.
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

3 simple steps

  • Take the test

    Take the test - either using your kit or visit a clinic.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample in the freepost pack to our fully accredited lab.
  • Get your results

    Get your doctor reviewed results on my.medichecks.com.
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.