Testosterone Replacement Therapy Diagnostic Testing
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Are you having difficulty in accessing medical assistance? You’re not alone. And you may be eligible for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). Vitruvian Man can help.
Low testosterone is a condition known as hypogonadism. It is defined as a clinical syndrome caused by androgen deficiency which may negatively affect multiple organ function and quality of life. (For further details there is a published article in the “Articles” page.)
Open the ADAM (Androgen Deficiency in the Aging Male) questionnaire to check your symptoms.
The benefit of choosing Vitruvian Man is our tests are performed expertly in NHS labs. On the basis of these tests Vitruvian Man clients have been prescribed TRT by specialists. Please note Vitruvian Man does not prescribe TRT
Please click on Nebido PIL for the patient information leaflet of the prescription TRT of choice.
Utilising Vitruvian Man’s hypogonadism diagnostic blood tests may enable you to be fast tracked for specialist help in two simple steps.
1) Initially a morning Total Testosterone test is required. This is important. Due to normal biological variations Total Testosterone peaks around 0900hrs. This assay will need repeating as testosterone is released in a pulsatile manner and a single result may be misleading. Low results (<12 nmol/L) will require further investigation.
£59 includes phlebotomy, analysis of sample and a written report.
Essentially there are two types of hypogonadism;
Primary – where the testes are the primary cause of failure to produce testosterone.
Secondary – where signalling hormones from the pituitary-hypothalamic axis are low, due to a defect, resulting in significantly reduced testosterone output by the testes.
2) The following tests are crucial to aiding an effective diagnosis and determining the type of hypogonadism;
Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)
Luteinising Hormone (LH)
Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
£280 for all 5 tests, including phlebotomy, analysis of samples, consultation and written report.
£320 for all 5 aforementioned specialised blood tests and includes Total Testosterone, analysis, consultation and report. These tests also enable (and include) the calculation of Bioavailable Testosterone and the Free Androgen Index.
Suitable for those with established clinical symptoms of androgen deficiency and not desiring repeat appointments and blood testing.
Please note; these hypogonadism tests are inappropriate for those currently using (or have recently used) any AAS drugs.
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