Men need both testosterone and estrogen for normal sexual function and long-term health. The balance of these two hormones is important. Too much estrogen (in the form of estradiol) leads to undesirable symptoms, including gynecomastia (man boobs), lowered sex drive, reduced muscle mass and changes to fat distribution. This test not only tells you where your testosterone is at, but importantly also reveals estradiol excess should it exist. The good news is that imbalance can usually be treated by making changes to lifestyle or in more severe cases, seeing your GP.
What can this test reveal?
This test is primarily used to detect testosterone-related estrogen dominance (excess) which may cause a range of symptoms (below). Detection of this imbalance can lead to treatment and better individual outcomes.
- Decreased sex drive.
- Reduced strength.
- Reduced motivation.
- Bloating (water retention).
- Gynecomastia (increased or swollen breast tissue).
- Mood swings (most often irritability and depression).
Who needs this test?
One or more of the following applies to you:
- You are experiencing physical symptoms commonly associated with estrogens imbalance.
- Have a history of high testosterone and wish to evaluate its effect on estrogens.
- Wish to establish a baseline in preparation for hormone replacement therapy or natural hormone boosting through fitness and diet.
- You have not measured these hormones and wish to know if they are within safe limits.
- Currently or recently used testosterone replacement therapy and wish to evaluate your levels for safety.
How It Works (Steps)
- Purchase test, have it delivered to your doorstep. Tracking number available upon request.
- Complete simple saliva sample collection and brief paperwork.
- Mail back to our certified lab’ using XPRS reply-paid satchel. Tracking ability included.
- Samples analysed by NATA accredited laboratory.
- Receive your results by secure .PDF.
Postage guaranteed and instructions provided.
Yes, it's a good idea but the following information should be taken into account. Hormone medication such as DHEAs, progesterone and estrogens known as bio-identical hormones, will affect the test results no matter what form they are used in. The results will reveal your current levels for observation. If you are either starting or ceasing HRT ie: cream, gel, troche, pessary, it is recommended that you wait 7 days before using the TestoChecker Kit.
Always consult with your doctor before ceasing use of any prescribed treatment.
We now provide the ‘Measurement Unit Conversion Calculator’ upon request. Email Support and include the Measurement Unit Types you require.
Generally speaking, hormone testing is fine to do when using medicines but there are exceptions. Any supplements used to mimic the effects of hormones, and any steroid based treatment will affect the results. HRT treatment will obviously affect results and it is this effect people look to measure. New medicines, or brands of old ones, become available every day, and there is no conclusive list of medicines which interfere with any kind of human sample analysis.