Blood Test for Male Triathletes

Blood Test for
Male Triathletes

Our Male Triathlete home blood test is designed specifically for the endurance athlete. It measures biomarkers key to aerobic fitness, muscle recovery and injury prevention – such as haemoglobin, testosterone, ferritin, vitamin D and B12.


Finger Prick Kit

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Results in 2 working days

£109 per test

Flexible subscription

Edge Male Triathlete home blood test kit with app

What gets tested?

18 Biomarkers

  • Active B12
  • Cortisol (9am)
  • Creatine Kinase
  • Creatinine
  • eGFR
  • Ferritin
  • Haemoglobin
  • hs-CRP
  • Luteinising Hormone
  • Prolactin
  • Red Blood Cell
  • Testosterone (total)
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
  • Thyroxine (T4, free direct)
  • Triiodothyronine (T3, free)
  • Urea
  • Vitamin D (25 OH)
  • White Blood Cell Count

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 Male Triathlete home blood test kit with app

Benefits of Blood Testing for Triathletes

Elevate Your Triathlon Performance

As a dedicated triathlete, you strive for peak performance, pushing your limits across swimming, cycling, and running. But are you optimising your training and recovery to achieve your full potential? Our at-home blood test for male triathletes provides valuable insights into your body's health and performance, empowering you to make informed decisions to elevate your triathlon game.

Maximise Recovery and Prevent Injuries

Recovery is the cornerstone of triathlon training. Without proper rest and regeneration, your body struggles to adapt to the intense demands of your sport, increasing the risk of overuse injuries and reducing your immune function. Our test measures key biomarkers that influence recovery, helping you identify areas for improvement. By understanding your body's unique needs, you can tailor your training to optimise recovery and reduce the risk of injury and illness.

Refine Your Nutrition

Diet plays a crucial role in your triathlon performance, providing the fuel your body needs to excel. Our test measures essential nutrients like iron, vitamin D and B12, ensuring you're getting the right balance for optimal performance. Understanding your body's unique metabolic needs can help you fine-tune your nutrition plan to fuel your training and recovery.

Muscle Performance and Recovery

Testosterone is a crucial hormone for muscle growth and repair, essential for male triathlon athletes. Our Male Triathlete blood test measures testosterone levels, providing valuable information about your body's hormone balance. By understanding your testosterone status, you can make informed decisions about training intensity, recovery strategies, and nutrition, optimising your muscle performance and recovery.

Tracking Your Progress

Tracking biomarkers every few months can help you see the impact changes to your training, diet, recovery or lifestyle have on your health, fitness and performance. 75% of Edge customers improved their cortisol and CRP levels after their first test - key biomarkers related to stress, recovery and inflammation.

Join the Edge Triathlete Community

Join the growing community of triathletes who are harnessing the power of blood testing to improve their performance and get an edge over the competition. Our male triathlete blood test is your gateway to a deeper understanding of your body's potential, enabling you to be your best.

join thousands of triathletes upgrading their body’s performance through biomarker testing


Cortisol & Prolactin

74% of our athletes saw their stress reduce



64% of our athletes saw their energy levels increase



75% of our athletes saw a reduction in inflammation



74% of our athletes saw an improvement in hydration

Used by professional Athletes

Without good health, consistent and sustainable high performance isn’t possible. With the support of Edge it is great peace of mind knowing that my biomarkers are in check and really gives me confidence to begin to push on with my training. It also gives me areas to focus on and improve if any areas are in need of a little boost! I have started using the Triathlon test, which provides me with both a comprehensive and detailed analysis of my biomarkers.
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Chris Silver

1st in the Snowman Triathlon, UK

Chris Silver Finishing an event

Used by professional Athletes

In 2019 I overtrained and ended up with an excessive inflammation injury whilst training for an Ironman. I needed to take a long hard look at my preparation. Edge helps me identify when I’m pushing too hard, when I need a rest, or when I can still maintain the training intensity. As a result, I’ve managed a 3rd consecutive PB in my IM races and hit the start line feeling 100% ready – a very rare thing indeed!
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Jamie Watt

Ironman World Champs Qualifier

Jamie Watt Cycling during a triathlon

Used by professional Athletes

Edge has allowed me to regularly and easily keep a check of my iron levels, which is something I was struggling to do before without trips to the hospital. This means I can stop levels from becoming dangerously high, which is not only bad for my performance but also my health. It also means I can plan when to give blood to bring my levels back down, which obviously also has a negative effect on performance. Being able to plan these in for the off-season and away from racing was vital for me, and continues to be with the new challenges that I am undertaking with GTN.
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Mark Threlfall

2007 Silver at the European Duathlon Championships

Mark Threlfall Cycling during his triathlon

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 does the subscription work?

When you purchase this product the subscription frequency will be every 6 months but you can change this frequency during checkout to suit your needs. Your next test will then be sent out automatically and your payment card will be billed. You can manage your subscription through your own personal dashboard where you view your results. You can change the frequency or cancel the subscription at any time.

How do I cancel my subscription?

Cancelling your subscription is quick and easy. Simply log in to your Health Dashboard and click the cancel button.

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

Male Triathlete