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Hair Loss Blood Test
Hair Loss Blood Test

Hair Loss Blood Test

A blood test to investigate the possible causes of thinning hair and hair loss. Includes tests for testosterone and SHBG as well as thyroid health and iron status.
Blood sample 7 biomarkers included 3 working days turnaround
from sample receipt at lab

What's included?

Biomarker profiles

  • Hormones
  • Proteins
  • Iron Status
  • Thyroid Hormones
  • Inflammation

Hormones (2 Biomarkers)

Proteins (1 Biomarker)

Iron Status (1 Biomarker)

Thyroid Hormones (2 Biomarkers)

Inflammation (1 Biomarker)

Special instructions

Please take your sample in the morning. 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.
Hair loss is an inevitable part of life. On average we have around 100,000 hair follicles on our heads and losing between 100-120 hairs per day is a normal, natural part of the hairs' growth cycle. However for some people, the amount of hair they lose is much greater than normal and not understanding why can be a difficult and worrying time.

There can be many different causes of hair loss including age and genetics, which can lead to male or female pattern baldness and autoimmune conditions such as alopecia areata. Our Hair Loss Home Blood Test is an ideal profile to help identify any health issues that could be causing hair loss. This profile includes tests for testosterone, SHBG and the free androgen index to check for any imbalances, TSH and T4 to monitor your thyroid health and ferritin to investigate your iron status.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

Why take this test?

  • You are experiencing thinning hair and hair loss and wish to investigate the possible reasons why

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.