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Sports Hormone Blood Test

Sports Hormone Blood Test

£99.00

Our best-selling sports profile for strength trainers consisting of key performance hormones as well as tests for general health and fitness.
Blood sample 38 biomarkers included Results in 4 working days from sample receipt at lab
Sports Hormone Blood Test
Sports Hormone Blood Test
Sports Hormone Blood Test
Sports Hormone Blood Test

Is it for you?

Do you have questions about your performance in the gym? Are you gaining muscle more slowly than you expected? Are you taking steroids and want to keep track of your hormones and general health? If you want a really thorough test with guidance from a doctor about what your results mean, then this is the right test for you.

What's included?

Biomarker profiles

  • Hormones
  • Proteins
  • Liver Health
  • Cholesterol Status
  • Kidney Health
  • Diabetes
  • Iron Status
  • Thyroid Hormones
  • Clotting Status
  • Red Blood Cells
  • White Blood Cells
  • Muscle Health

Hormones (2 Biomarkers)

Proteins (3 Biomarkers)

Liver Health (3 Biomarkers)

Cholesterol Status (6 Biomarkers)

Kidney Health (3 Biomarkers)

Diabetes (1 Biomarker)

Iron Status (2 Biomarkers)

Thyroid Hormones (2 Biomarkers)

Clotting Status (2 Biomarkers)

Red Blood Cells (7 Biomarkers)

White Blood Cells (6 Biomarkers)

Muscle Health (1 Biomarker)

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 or LDL levels, then we do recommend fasting. Take this test between days 2 and 5 of your period. It can be taken at any time if you are not having periods. Avoid heavy exercise and eating meat-rich meals for 48 hours before your test. 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. HRT and the contraceptive pill can affect the results of this test, taking the test during a break from these will give more accurate results. Avoid taking a finger-prick sample from a finger used to handle hormone-gels or hormone-pessaries in the past 4 weeks.

From the expert

Our Sports Hormone Blood Test is a venous blood test (which must be taken from a vein in your arm) which covers the main biomarkers a strength trainer would want to test. Although this test has been designed with steroid users in mind, it can be useful for any athlete looking to understand the factors that can influence their performance. The Sports Hormone Blood Test is made up of the core performance hormones such as testosterone, oestradiol and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and free thyroxine (FT4). Imbalances in these hormones can affect your ability to gain muscle, your body composition making it more difficult to get lean, and can influence mood and motivation making workouts seem harder than they need to.

Anyone who is taking any form of testosterone supplement needs to keep track of their general health, especially their red blood cells, their liver function and their cholesterol levels. Taking anabolic steroids can cause you to make too many red blood cells leading to stickier blood more prone to clotting. All steroids, but especially oral steroids, can cause liver inflammation and abnormal cholesterol results where LDL (bad) cholesterol rises and HDL (good) cholesterol falls to below normal levels.

Our approach to testing for people taking steroids is to reduce harm by helping you see the impact of your steroid use on your health. Some abnormalities can revert to normal once you stop taking steroids, but others can cause lasting damage, especially if your cycles are long. In particular, hypogonadism, where the testicles shrink and can no longer produce enough testosterone for fertility, mood and general wellbeing is a common and a sometimes lasting side-effect of supplementing with testosterone. Our doctors will not judge you, so please tell them as much as possible about your steroid use when you take this test.

Why is this test no longer available with finger-prick sample collection?

During lockdown when clinic visits weren’t available for venous sample collection, we made a small number of our venous tests temporarily available for home finger-prick sample collection. Now that our clinic network is opening up we are reverting to venous, simply for a better customer experience. The higher failure rate on this test when the sample is collected by finger-prick, means that customers often don’t receive all of their results and have to repeat the test. For a successful test first time round, we now only offer venous sample collection.

Why take this test?

  • You want to track the markers which are important for power and strength
  • You aren't gaining muscle in the gym and want to check that low T (testosterone) is not to blame
  • You take supplements aimed at raising testosterone (steroids or PEDs) and want to check your hormones and general health
  • You want to check the balance between your male and female hormones
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 UKAS accredited partner laboratories.

Dr Sam Rodgers - Chief Medical Officer

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 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

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.