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Testosterone and Cortisol Blood Test
Testosterone and Cortisol Blood Test
Testosterone and Cortisol Blood Test
Testosterone and Cortisol Blood Test

Testosterone and Cortisol Blood Test

This test is useful for athletes who are looking to check the balance between training and recovery. It includes a testosterone/cortisol ratio which can be used as a marker for over-training.
Blood sample 3 biomarkers included 2 working days turnaround

What's included?

Biomarker profiles

  • Hormones
  • Adrenal Hormones

Hormones (2 Biomarkers)

Adrenal Hormones (1 Biomarker)

Special instructions

This test must be taken between 8am and 10am. If you are tracking your results over time then it is vital that you always have your blood taken at the same time.
Testosterone is a hormone that causes male characteristics. For men, it regulates the sex drive and controls bone mass, fat distribution, muscle mass, strength and the production of red blood cells and sperm. Heavy alcohol use, liver disease and using steroids can cause a decrease in testosterone levels. Women taking oestrogen therapy, however, may have increased testosterone levels.

Cortisol is a steroid hormone, produced by the adrenal gland. It's vital for survival as it's involved in various important functions such as immunity, regulating blood pressure and releasing insulin for blood sugar maintenance. Cortisol has been termed 'the stress hormone' because it's also secreted in higher levels during the body's 'fight or flight' response to stress, and is responsible for several stress-related changes in the body. 

Raised cortisol can inhibit the production of testosterone.

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 an athlete who wants to monitor levels of testosterone and cortisol during your training cycle
  • you are training hard and are worried about overtraining and overreaching
  • you are not making the gains in your training that you would expect

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.
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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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.