Testosterone test uk

A home testosterone test (U.K.) is the quickest, easiest, and best means of assessing the blood level of the testosterone hormone in both males and females, and Harley Medic can provide you with this versatile service. Although testosterone is most associated with male anatomy, testosterone is also produced in the female ovaries.

You may have been ordered by your doctor to undergo a testosterone blood test at home to assess your testosterone level for a variety of different reasons: testosterone blood tests are normally requested of younger people if they are showing signs of premature puberty (i.e., showing early signs of facial hair, deepening voice, etc.) but are also used to determine the health levels of the pituitary and adrenal glands, ovaries, testicles, amongst other organs, and can also be used to identify steroid usage.

Generally, a testosterone test can be vital in determining the causes of an irregular menstrual cycle, fertility, or any other problems associated with the sexual organs. It may also be recommended by a doctor if you find yourself suffering from such ailments as balding, weight loss, fatigue, or memory fog. An in your testosterone levels could be the reasoning for these problems.

With a Harley Medic Testosterone Test Kit U.K., you will receive two separate results, free testosterone, and total testosterone. Free testosterone is the level in which the hormones are attached to proteins; total testosterone, on the other hand, will assess fully the amount of testosterone that is present in your body at the time of taking the test. The latter is a combination of both free testosterone and protein-bound testosterone. Find out more about our testosterone test uk.

For the test to be carried out, a blood sample will be required, which is obtained using the finger prick, provided by the test kit. You can then send this sample off to the Harley Medic laboratory, which will determine your testosterone levels, and return the results.

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Tips for Taking a Testosterone Blood Test U.K.

 

A Harley Medic testosterone blood test can only produce accurate test results if the following guidelines are obeyed. Get your testosterone test uk.

 

  • Before taking the test, please refrain from taking any testosterone altering prescription drugs that may interfere with the results. These include anticonvulsants, steroids, barbiturates, etc.
  • Use antiseptic to clean around the area you will be applying the blood test.
  • Perform the test as early in the day as possible – your testosterone levels are at their highest in the morning, between the hours of 8am and 10am.
  • Fast beforehand if you can.
  • Avoid overbearing exercise before taking.

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In males, testosterone is one of the body’s most valuable hormones, and an increased or reduced testosterone level can have a detrimental effect on the libido, muscles, and bones. Problems with testosterone levels will also cause persistent fatigue and mood swings.

Testosterone helps to create red blood cells and sperm, hence why it directly impacts sex drive, energy levels, and muscle growth. Difficulty in gaining muscle and problems with weight loss – as well as weight gain – is where most males identify an irregularity in their testosterone levels. Also, finding yourself particularly susceptible to injury while working out could be a sign of irregular testosterone levels.

A drop in male testosterone levels is natural, and something that men over 40 will most likely experience. However, a drop in testosterone will also likely occur in men over the age of 30, and if significant, may be because of poor diet, overwork, or overexercise.

Similarly, testosterone plays a vital, although smaller, part in female anatomy, and affects menstruation, sex drive, bones, vagina, and breasts.

Both high and low testosterone can be a sign of life-threatening diseases for both men and women, including testicular cancer in men, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in women. This hormone is important for all, and a regular level of it must be maintained. It is therefore of great importance to test your testosterone levels if you experience any form of potential symptoms listed within this article.

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  • Sex hormone 87% 87%
  • free testosterone 65% 65%
  • estrogen 98% 98%

Increase your Levels of Testosterone

If the results from your home testosterone test U.K. come back revealing that you have an abnormal level of testosterone, there are several lifestyle changes that you can make that will help restore your testosterone levels to a normal, healthy level.

If you’re suffering from low testosterone, supplements should be avoided unless specifically recommended by your doctor.

Organic means of restoring your testosterone to a normal level includes:

  • The main means of restoring testosterone levels would be to sleep better and aim for between 7-9 hours per night. This will give your body sufficient time to organise its hormone levels.
  • If you’re suffering from low testosterone levels, you should aim to increase your workout routine, particularly through resistance and strength exercises, but within moderation – as aforementioned, overexercising is one of the main causes of irregular testosterone levels.
  • Stress is another major cause of irregular testosterone levels and should aim to be minimised wherever possible. This could be achieved by aiming to work only within your limits, through exercise, or by reducing your intake of nicotine and alcohol.

Signs of a Low Testosterone in Males

The below are signs of having low testosterone in males, and if you are experiencing any of them it is highly recommended that you undergo a testosterone test U.K.

Head hair loss – If you are experiencing sudden hair loss, without having experienced a balding phase, it could be a sign of low testosterone.

Changed testicle size – If you feel that your testicles have changed in size, particularly if it has been a reduction. It may also feel as though your scrotum has softened.

Semen level reduction – If there is less semen fluid after you ejaculate, particularly if there are big intervals between ejaculations.

Sleep problems – This could either be insomnia, sleep apnea, or another problem related to sleep.

Lethargy – If you are regularly experiencing a reduction in energy levels, and increased fatigue.

Losing mass – If you are noticing a large reduction in your weight, or if you are losing muscle mass.

A change in mood – If you are experiencing regular bouts of depression, or are regularly feeling irritable, anxious, or unfocused, it could be a sign that you have low testosterone.

Sexual problems – If you are experiencing erectile dysfunction or have a reduced sex drive. 

  • Albumin
  • Cortisol (9am)
  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
  • Free Androgen Index
  • Free Testosterone (calculated)
  • Luteinising Hormone (LH)
  • Oestradiol (Oestrogen)
  • Prolactin
  • Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin
  • Testosterone (total)
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
  • Thyroxine (T4, free direct)

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Signs of a High Testosterone in Males

It is highly recommendable to take a testosterone test kit U.K. if you are male experiencing any of the following symptoms, as they are signs of having high testosterone.

A change in blood pressure – This could apply to several different relevant symptoms. Subtle changes in your blood pressure may be difficult to detect, but if you are feeling regular headaches, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, brain fog, or are fainting regularly, this could be a clear sign of a change in blood pressure.

Acne – An acne outbreak is a sign of high testosterone, particularly if experienced in later life. Acne outbreaks occur often in young people who are in the throes of puberty, as their testosterone levels are so high.

Changes in hair – This could apply to both your head hair and your body hair. If you’re experiencing sudden balding or excessive growth on your body hair, it could be a sign of high testosterone.

A change in mood – particularly of the negative sort, for example, unaccountable anxiety or stress.

Sexual problems – If you are experiencing erectile dysfunction or any other sex-related issues.

 

Signs of a High Testosterone in Females

It is highly recommendable to take a testosterone test kit U.K. if you are female and are experiencing any of the following symptoms, as they are signs of having high testosterone.

Irregular menstrual cycle – If you suddenly start having more than one period a month, it could be a sign of high testosterone, and is worth trying out a testosterone test kit U.K.

Increased muscles – If you are noticing unaccountable muscles appearing on your body.

Body hair – If you are noticing hair growing in places it doesn’t regularly grow, such as on your face or back.

Sexual problems – If you have a vulva and experiencing dryness in your vagina, an enlarged clitoris, or a low sex drive, it may be worth taking a testosterone blood test U.K.

A change in mood – Of the negative sort, particularly anxiety or stress.

A reduction in breast size –Particularly a sudden one.

Signs of a Low Testosterone in Males

The below are signs of having low testosterone in males, and if you are experiencing any of them it is highly recommended that you undergo a testosterone test U.K.

Head hair loss – If you are experiencing sudden hair loss, without having experienced a balding phase, it could be a sign of low testosterone.

Changed testicle size – If you feel that your testicles have changed in size, particularly if it has been a reduction. It may also feel as though your scrotum has softened.

Semen level reduction – If there is less semen fluid after you ejaculate, particularly if there are big intervals between ejaculations.

Sleep problems – This could either be insomnia, sleep apnea, or another problem related to sleep.

Lethargy – If you are regularly experiencing a reduction in energy levels, and increased fatigue.

Losing mass – If you are noticing a large reduction in your weight, or if you are losing muscle mass.

A change in mood – If you are experiencing regular bouts of depression, or are regularly feeling irritable, anxious, or unfocused, it could be a sign that you have low testosterone.

Sexual problems – If you are experiencing erectile dysfunction or have a reduced sex drive. 

 

Signs of a Low Testosterone in Females

 The below are signs of having low testosterone in females, and if you are experiencing any of them it is highly recommended that you undergo a testosterone test U.K.

Dry skin – This could be in the form of an outbreak of acne or flaking skin.

Change of mood – If you are experiencing bouts of depression or are frequently lacking in concentration.

Sexual change –If you are experiencing a low sex drive.

Sleep problems – This could either be insomnia, sleep apnea, or another problem related to sleep.

Loss of muscles – If you are noticing you are losing muscle mass, particularly if you work out regularly, you may be experiencing low testosterone.

Unable to get pregnant – If you are experiencing low fertility.

Irregular menstrual cycle – If you are finding that you’re having more than one period a month.

Lethargy – If you notice you have little to no energy to do anything and are feeling increasingly fatigued.

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BIOMARKERS INCLUDED
  • Albumin
  • Cortisol (9am)
  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
  • Free Androgen Index
  • Free Testosterone (calculated)
  • Luteinising Hormone (LH)
  • Oestradiol (Oestrogen)
  • Prolactin
  • Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin
  • Testosterone (total)
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
  • Thyroxine (T4, free direct)

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Finger prick / Phlebotomy kit
  • Accredited lab analysis
  • Market leading results dashboard
  • Postage & packaging
  • Results within 2 working days of receipt
  • Reviewed by a doctor or nurse