Healthy sperm counts have dropped by 50% in the last 40 years globally. Hormonal imbalances and reduced testosterone are becoming commonplace as leading concerns in modern male health.
Symptoms of hormonal imbalances may include:
- Low energy or fatigue
- Erectile dysfunction
- Low sex drive or libido
- Anxiety, depression or brain fog
- Enlarged breast tissue
- Blurred vision
- Loss of bone density
- Hypopituitarism (Reduction of overall hormone production from the pituitary gland.)
Following puberty, male hormones carry out a variety of functions including sperm production, maintaining a healthy sex drive, maintaining muscle strength and mass, red blood cell production and healthy bone density.
You should take the test if:
- you are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy
- you suffer from Klinefelter syndrome
- you suffer from type 1 and type 2 diabetes
- you suffer from hemochromatosis
- you have a pituitary gland disorder
- you are obese
- you suffer from chronic stress
- you take anabolic steroids
- you have a family history of low testosterone
- you suffer from thyroid issues
- you have kidney or liver disease
- you have anorexia nervosa
The test must be taken fasted, before 9 a.m and returned on the same day.
Testosterone is a steroid hormone that regulates the development of secondary sex characteristics, fertility, muscle mass distribution and red blood cell production.
Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)
Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) is a glycoprotein that binds itself to testosterone. It is responsible for transporting hormones through the bloodstream in their biologically inactive forms.
Free Androgen Index (FAI)
Free Androgen Index is a ratio used to determine androgen or the male sex hormone status.
Oestradiol is a steroid hormone that controls erectile function, libido and spermatogenesis.
Prolactin is responsible for testosterone secretion and the development of mature spermatozoa (spermatogenesis).
How to collect your sample
Watch our instructional video to see how easy it is to collect your sample.
How it works
Collect Your Sample
Activate your test and collect your sample in the morning. Return your sample on the same day, using the prepaid shipping label provided.
Review Accurate Results
Once your sample arrives in the laboratory, confidential results will be available from your secure online account within 2 to 5 days.
Get Medical Support
Our dedicated team of doctors and nurses are available 24/7 and will call you to explain your results.
Still have questions?
Here are some questions we usually get about LetsGetChecked. If you would like yours answered, please contact us.
Activating the test connects you to the unique alphanumeric barcode within your LetsGetChecked test kit. The laboratory cannot process your sample if the test kit is not activated and linked to you.
LetsGetChecked has a team of doctors who will review your order and results. Our nursing team is on standby throughout the testing process and, if you test positive, you will receive a call to discuss your results and treatment options.
Please ensure that the sample is collected before 9am and returned immediately using the carrier method provided within the test kit. Each test includes a prepaid shipping envelope to return your samples to the laboratory.
Please do not collect or return samples on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Keeping your data secure is important to us. All data is complete anonymized to ensure that your privacy is maintained throughout the process. We will not share your information with any third party.All samples are disposed of following analysis.
Your samples are processed in the same labs used by primary care providers, hospitals and government schemes.
LetsGetChecked laboratories are CPA approved and ISO accredited which are the highest levels of accreditation.
Tests kits are manufactured within our ISO 13485 accredited facility, the highest level of accreditation for medical devices.