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Testosterone and Oestradiol Blood Test
Testosterone and Oestradiol Blood Test
Testosterone and Oestradiol Blood Test
Testosterone and Oestradiol Blood Test

Testosterone and Oestradiol Blood Test

A simple finger-prick blood test for men or women who want to check their balance of male and female hormones.

Is it for you?

Are you a man who thinks that he may have too much of the female hormone oestradiol compared with testosterone? Are you experiencing problems such as diminished sex drive, low muscle mass and gynaecomastia (man boobs)? Or are you a woman who thinks that she may have higher testosterone levels than is normal because of polycystic ovaries? If you want to check that your testosterone and oestradiol levels are normal for your gender, then this is the right test for you.
Blood sample 2 biomarkers included 2 working days turnaround

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Hormones

Hormones (2 Biomarkers)

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.
Testosterone is a hormone that causes male characteristics. In men, testosterone levels can impact libido, affect bone mass, body composition (such as levels of body fat and muscle mass) strength and the production of red blood cells and sperm. There are factors which can reduce a man's levels of testosterone, such as heavy alcohol consumption, liver disease and the use of AAS (anabolic androgenic steroids). Women taking oestrogen therapy may see increased testosterone levels.

Oestradiol is a steroid hormone which constitutes 80% of oestrogen in women. It is secreted by the ovaries and is responsible for the development and maintenance of the reproductive, system including fat distribution, preparing the follicles in the ovary for the release of an egg and helping to maintain bone density.

Men naturally convert some testosterone to oestradiol and it plays an important role in bone mass and sexual function. However, sometimes men can produce too much oestradiol compared with testosterone and this can result in female characteristics, especially the formation of breast tissue (gynaecomastia, moobs or man-boobs). 

Women also produce small amounts of testosterone. Elevated testosterone in women can cause male characteristics such as excessive hair, and is commonly associated with polycystic ovary syndrome. 

If you're worried about your hormone balance, you can quickly get answers with our simple testosterone and oestradiol test you can do at home. Our doctors will interpret your results and let you know whether your testosterone and oestradiol levels are within the normal ranges. 

Oestradiol blood test results below 18 pmol/L are expressed as <18 pmol/L (less than 18 pmol/L) due to the sensitivity of the testing assay.

Extended upper limit. Many testosterone tests will not measure testosterone levels above 52 nmol/L. Our test will measure values up to 520 nmol/L. This is especially useful for men who are taking testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) or anabolic steroids and who expect to have supranormal levels of testosterone.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

Why take this test?

  • You are a man with symptoms of low T (testosterone) and you want to check your balance of male and female hormones
  • You are a man who takes TRT and wants to check your hormones are in balance
  • You are a man who has man-boobs (gynaecomastia) which you think is hormone related
  • You are a woman who wants to investigate polycystic ovary syndrome

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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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.