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TRT Monitoring with Free Testosterone Blood Test
TRT Monitoring with Free Testosterone Blood Test
TRT Monitoring with Free Testosterone Blood Test
TRT Monitoring with Free Testosterone Blood Test

TRT Monitoring with Free Testosterone Blood Test

An advanced TRT hormone monitoring profile which includes free testosterone, oestradiol and prolactin.

Is it for you?

Are you taking testosterone replacement therapy and want a thorough monitoring profile which includes free testosterone, prolactin and oestradiol? Are you experiencing symptoms of low testosterone even though your total testosterone level is normal? This monitoring profile with free testosterone has been developed with a specialist TRT doctor and is perfect for anyone who wants to monitor their hormones whilst taking TRT.
Blood sample 6 biomarkers included 2 working days turnaround
from sample receipt at lab

What's included?

Biomarker profiles

  • Hormones
  • Proteins

Hormones (4 Biomarkers)

Proteins (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.

This test profile has been designed for men taking testosterone therapy who want to monitor their male and female hormones. This test includes total testosterone as well as a calculation of the amount of free or unbound testosterone that is available to your tissues. Most testosterone in the body is bound to proteins (sex hormone binding globulin and albumin) and is unavailable to your cells. By measuring your total testosterone and your levels of SHBG and albumin, the laboratory can calculate your level of free testosterone. If you have high levels of SHBG then your free testosterone will be lower, even when your total testosterone is normal. Low free testosterone can cause symptoms such as low libido, lack of muscle mass, and low mood. It is also important for anyone taking TRT to check the levels of female hormones in the blood as high levels of testosterone can also cause high oestradiol. This is especially important if you are experiencing symptoms which are associated with high oestradiol (including growth of breast tissue and low libido).

Monitoring your hormone levels allows you and your practitioner to optimise your dose of testosterone replacement. 


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. Please note, if your reading is above 520nmol/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 are taking testosterone replacement and you want a detailed look at your male and female hormones
  • You are experiencing symptoms of low testosterone and want to check your level of free testosterone
  • You have changed your dose of testosterone and want to ensure that your hormone levels are optimal
  • You are developing symptoms such as increased breast tissue associated with high oestradiol and you want to check your levels

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.