Blood Test For Total Testosterone

Blood Test For
Total Testosterone

Our at-home blood test kit makes it easy for you to check your testosterone levels from the comfort of your home. It measures the amount of testosterone in the bloodstream, which is an important hormone that affects muscle mass, energy levels, and sex drive.


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Edge Total Testosterone home blood test kit with app

What gets tested?

1 Biomarkers

  • Testosterone (total)

Additional biomarkers can be added by personalising this test.

What are biomarkers?

Biomarkers are specific compounds we can detect in your blood sample that reflect different things about your health. Your test will tell you your levels for each of the above biomarkers, and whether they are in a normal range.

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What's included

The test includes everything you need to collect your blood sample and return it to our lab:

  • A blood sample collection kit, which will be delivered within 2-3 working days
  • A Tracked 24 envelope to return your blood sample for free
  • Accredited lab analysis
  • Results within 2 working days, once your blood sample arrives at the lab
  • A review by a sports doctor
  • A secure app to review your results and doctor's comments
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Blood sample collection options

Finger prick kit (FREE)

All our kits require a finger prick blood sample which is quick and easy to do at home. But if you don't like the idea of squeezing blood out of your finger, here are some other options:

A home visit by a nurse (+£60)

Have a nurse visit you at home to take your blood sample from your vein. The kit will come with everything the nurse needs to do the blood sample collection. Once you've placed your order, we'll be in touch to arrange an appointment.

Visit a clinic (+£45)

You can visit one of our partner clinics to have a nurse take a blood sample from your vein. Select this option at checkout where you can also see which clinics are near you. Once you've placed your order, we'll send you an email to arrange your appointment.

Organise a nurse myself (FREE)

If none of the above options work for you, you can arrange your own medical professional to collect your sample. There is no additional charge for this. Once you've ordered your test, we'll send you everything you and your chosen medical professional will need to collect a sample and post it back to our labs.

You can choose your blood sample collection method in the checkout. Learn more about sample collection.

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When to take the test

We recommend you collect your blood sample within 3 hours of waking up and before any strenuous exercise.

Edge Total Testosterone home blood test kit with app

What is Total Testosterone?

Total testosterone is the overall amount of testosterone present in your blood, including both the unbound (free) form that can directly interact with cells and the bound form that is attached to proteins. While free testosterone is the biologically active form, total testosterone provides a comprehensive measure of testosterone levels in the bloodstream.

In the context of sports performance, total testosterone is considered a key indicator of your potential for muscle growth, strength, and endurance. It serves as a broad marker of your hormonal profile, which can influence your ability to train effectively and optimise your performance.

Regular monitoring of total testosterone levels can help you identify any potential hormonal imbalances that may be hindering your performance or recovery. This information can then be used to implement strategies to optimise testosterone production and overall health.

Why is Testosterone Important?

Testosterone's significance extends beyond physical appearance. It contributes to:

Muscle Growth and Strength: Testosterone stimulates muscle protein synthesis, enabling the growth and maintenance of muscle mass. This is particularly important for athletes seeking to enhance their performance.

Bone Density: Testosterone promotes bone growth and density, helping to prevent osteoporosis and fractures.

Red Blood Cell Production: Testosterone stimulates the production of red blood cells, which transport oxygen throughout the body. This improved oxygen delivery contributes to athletic endurance and performance.

Sex Drive: Testosterone regulates sex drive (libido) in men and women.

What Affects Testosterone Levels?

Testosterone levels are influenced by a range of factors, including:

Age: Testosterone levels naturally decline with age, starting around the age of 30.

Genetics: Individual genetic makeup plays a role in testosterone production.

Body Fat: Excess body fat can interfere with testosterone production.

Exercise: Regular physical activity can help maintain healthy testosterone levels, but overtraining and lack of rest can cause testosterone levels to decline, resulting in poor athletic performance.

Stress: Chronic stress can negatively impact testosterone production.

Sleep: Sufficient sleep is essential for optimal testosterone levels.

Diet: A healthy diet, rich in protein and essential nutrients, supports testosterone production.

Testosterone in Men and Women

Testosterone is primarily produced in men by the testes. In women, ovaries produce a small amount of testosterone, with adrenal glands also contributing to its synthesis. While testosterone levels are naturally higher in men, there is growing recognition of the importance of testosterone in women in maintaining their overall health and well-being.

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The process is easy

Get your kit

We will send you a simple finger-prick blood test kit to collect your sample at home.

Post to our lab

Use the free Tracked 24 return envelope to post your sample to our accredited lab for analysis.

Get your results

View a detailed breakdown of your results along with commentary from our sports doctors.

Track biomarkers over time

By tracking biomarkers over time you'll be able to see the impact changes to your training plans are having on your health.

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Frequently asked Questions

How soon will the test arrive?

If you order your test before midday on a Monday to Friday then your kit will be dispatched the same day. All our kits are sent out via Royal Mail first class post, so it should be with you within 1-2 working days.

When will I get my results?

We aim to deliver your results within 2 working days of your blood sample arriving at our lab.

How do I view my results?

When you buy your test, we will ask you to create an account with us during checkout. This will give you access to your own, secure health dashboard where you can view your results.

How secure is my data?

We have strict processes in place to ensure the protection of your data. Following GDPR the company also operates under tight legal rules about the sharing of data which ensures that data is only shared if it is crucial to the delivery of our service. For example, our doctors see customer results at the time of review, however, after review, access to results is withdrawn.

How do I find out my results are ready?

We keep you updated throughout the process by email and text message. We will let you know when your blood sample has arrived at our lab.  Once the blood sample has been analysed one of our doctors will review your results. Once your results are ready, we will email you and send you a text message to let you know your results are ready for you to view in your health dashboard.

Does a doctor review my results?

We have a team of doctors and nurses who look at all results and will comment on any results that are outside of the normal range for your age.

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Blood test for

Total Testosterone