This confidential analysis for Andropause Profile Blood Test Bundle is offered at all of the thirty two Spire locations that we refer our patients to across England, Scotland and Wales.
Included in every single order for Andropause Profile Blood Test Bundle: DHEA sulphate, FSH, Testosterone, LH & SHBG.
Testosterone is a male sex hormone. Levels decline naturally with age but low levels can suggest an endocrine (hormone) disorder. Symptoms could include reduced sex drive, impotence, fatigue, weakness, loss of body hair, breast growth, reduced testicle size and skin changes. Elevated levels can be caused by supplementation or consumption of anabolic steroids. Endocrine disorders can also cause a rise. Women also produce testosterone. An elevated level of testosterone in women can cause unwanted male characteristics such as facial hair. A rise in testosterone in women is usually associated with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).
Test Name: Andropause Profile
GP Referral: GP Referral is included
Target Turn Around Time in working days: 11
Fasting Required: No fasting required
Sample Required: 5x Gold
Attendance Restriction: An 8am-10am appointment is required
How do you get a Blood Test?
1. Order Online. Select your required blood test from our test menu.
2. Arrange your sample collection appointment/blood draw. (Ensure you have checked if you need to fast before attending your blood draw).
3. Wait for your blood test results, once they’re ready we will send them to you via email within the turnaround time stated on the website.
Do I need a Doctors referral to use this service?
No you do not require a Doctor’s Referral, we provide one when you have placed an order. This is free of charge, and a consultation is not required unless stated on certain tests.
How soon will I get my blood test results?
The turnaround time is a guide only, and will sometimes depend upon assay run schedules. Most results are provided within the time frame provided, but there may be technical difficulties, or the results may need to be re-run to check accuracy, or our Doctor may be held up passing comment. We can easily give you a status report, so please do email us or phone us to chase results, not the Laboratory itself.
Are blood tests accurate?
We only associate with fully accredited laboratories which are often used by the NHS.
If I have a blood test will it remain confidential?
Our blood tests are 100% confidential and all results/comments are sent to your dedicated email address you provide us with upon ordering. Alternatively, you can let the team know and we can post your results to you.