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Male Hormone Check Blood Test
Male Hormone Check Blood Test
Male Hormone Check Blood Test
Male Hormone Check Blood Test

Male Hormone Check Blood Test

A finger-prick blood test which gives a comprehensive view of the hormones which govern masculinity, male fertility and wellbeing.

Is it for you?

Do you put in the hours at the gym but see little progress? Do you have symptoms like low libido, energy and mood, or maybe gynaecomastia (man boobs) and wonder about your hormone balance? Are you already taking testosterone and want to check your hormone levels? If you want a deep dive into the hormones which affect men, this is the test for you.
Blood sample 10 biomarkers included 2 working days turnaround

What's included?

Biomarker profiles

  • Hormones
  • Proteins
  • Adrenal Hormones

Hormones (7 Biomarkers)

Proteins (2 Biomarkers)

Adrenal Hormones (1 Biomarker)

Special instructions

Please take your sample in the morning. 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. Avoid taking a finger-prick sample from a finger used to handle hormone-gels in the past 4 weeks.
This blood test provides an in-depth picture of the levels of both male and female hormones that occur naturally in men. The primary male hormone (androgen) is testosterone and this test looks at your level of total testosterone as well as free testosterone which is not bound to proteins (SHBG and albumin) and is therefore available to your cells. A low level of free testosterone, or a low free androgen index (FAI), can lead to symptoms such as low libido, erectile dysfunction, low mood and energy levels as well as difficulty in gaining muscle. 

DHEA-S is an androgen which is produced in the adrenal gland and is a precursor to testosterone. DHEA-S has many functions but plays a role in body composition (distribution of fat and muscle) as well as bone density. Androgen levels in men decline naturally with age and for some men this can lead to symptoms which are often known as the male menopause or andropause. Although less common, low testosterone can also affect younger men. Low testosterone can be caused by elevated prolactin levels and is often associated with raised oestradiol which can cause an increase in abdominal fat and breast tissue (gynaecomastia).

This profile also includes FSH and LH which are involved in stimulating the testes to produce testosterone, as well as sperm production and fertility. Our doctors will let you know if your hormones are within the normal ranges and advise you on whether you need to see your GP. 

Please note, if you are taking any hormones such as testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) this can affect your results. Please let our doctors know if you are supplementing with hormones so that they can interpret your results more meaningfully. 

Extended upper limit. Many testosterone tests will not measure testosterone levels above 52 nmol/L - this test will measure values up to 520 nmol/L. This may be useful for men who are taking testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) or anabolic steroids and who expect to have supranormal levels of testosterone. Please note, if your reading is above 520 nmol/L the lab will not be able to calculate a free testosterone or free androgen index value. If this is the case, you will not be entitled to a refund. 

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

Why take this test?

  • You want a thorough check of your reproductive hormones
  • You are experiencing symptoms like low libido which you think might be hormone-related
  • You want to check your fertility
  • You are struggling to gain muscle and you think low T (testosterone) might be the cause

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.

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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

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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.