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Testosterone Blood Test UK

The Testosterone Blood Test in the UK can tell if the levels of low testosterone might lead to symptoms like less energy, muscle loss or low sexual desire. With regular testing, you can enhance testosterone levels naturally by making diet improvements and doing exercise. It is important to maintain a track of testosterone levels over time and know whether testosterone levels decrease due to age.

When you take testosterone replacement therapy or TRT, the private testosterone test will tell if the levels are within the normal range. This will help women know if their testosterone levels are very high, which can indicate  PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome).

Some terminology on Testosterone Blood Testing in London

Total testosterone denotes the total amount of testosterone present in your blood. If the level is low, you may suffer from low sexual libido, less muscle mass/strength as well as low mood.

Free Testosterone is the amount of free testosterone to be used by your body. There are some cases when total testosterone can be normal while free testosterone appears low. In such cases, a man who has low free testosterone suffers from the same symptoms as someone who have low total testosterone.

This is because there are high levels of hormones such as Sex Binding Hormone Globulin or SHBG which binds to Testosterone. This can prevent Testosterone from getting used by your body.

Oestradiol is a female hormone found in small amount in men. If it is too high, then this can cause similar symptoms to low testosterone.

Prolactin – Higher prolactin levels in men are associated with erectile dysfunction and low sexual desire.

Luteinizing Hormone – Causes the testicles to make testosterone, which is important for producing sperm, low levels may denote issues with sperm.

FSH or Follicle Stimulating Hormone – This is one of the hormones essential for pubertal development and function of men’s testes and women’s ovaries.

Albumin – This is a kind of protein produced by the liver.

SHBG – This protein is made by the liver which binds to testosterone.

Haematocrit – This is a measure of the percentage of red blood cells to total blood volume. A low haematocrit denotes nutritional deficiency, several disorders and anaemia.

Thyroid – The thyroid gland produces hormones which regulate metabolic rate, development of brain, digestive and heart function, muscle control, bone and mood maintenance.

Vitamin D – People who suffer from the deficiency of Vitamin D are highly susceptible to respiratory tract infections such as – pneumonia, bronchitis, colds, experience depression, fatigue, impaired wound healing, back and bone pain, muscle pain, hair loss and bone weakness.

Vitamin B12 – Certain conditions which can enhance B12 levels are – Myeloproliferative disorders (for example, chronic myelogenous leukemia and polycythemia vera) and liver disease (such as hepatitis or cirrhosis). The conditions may lead to deficiency in Vitamin B12 and cause pernicious anemia, growth of bacteria, celiac disease, parasite, Crohn’s disease and disorders of immune system.

Folate – There is a deficiency in folate which may cause problems with nervous system, heart conditions, pregnancy complications and temporary infertility.

HbA1C or Hemoglobin A1C – The high levels of HbA1c are usually found in people who suffer from persistently elevated blood sugar. This is an indication that you have diabetes.

Why do you need to test the testosterone levels?

Testosterone is the male hormone which can help in developing as well as maintaining male sexual function and characteristics. A normal blood testosterone level can maintain sex drive and fertility in healthy men. According to research, it can also help to maintain psychological health. You need to search for a clinic and perform testosterone test near me for knowing your condition.

Testosterone is increasingly recognised as important to the contribution in maintaining healthy energy levels, muscle and bone mass.

If blood testosterone levels fall or testosterone in the body is not processed effectively, then you might experience from what people call andropause, male menopause or Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome.

How Blood London Works

Order your test

Order your test

Select the test that you would like to undergo

Provide your sample

Provide your sample

Go to the Harley Street clinic for your blood draw and pay for your test in person

View your results

View your results

As soon as the results are ready, the will be sent to you by your chosen method

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Advice from expert UK doctors

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