Testosterone is a sex hormone that is found in both women and men, but has a significantly higher concentrations in men. Testosterone plays several significant roles in the body, especially physical and genital functions, but it is also part of several metabolic pathways that lead to Red Blood Cells (RBC) production, bone metabolism, and liver function. If you have decreased levels it can lead to increased levels of body fat. As you get older, the production of testosterone decreases, which can lead to fatigue and poorer general health.
Unlike testosterone tests from blood, our saliva test measures free testosterone, i.e. the active hormones that reach the receptors in our body and can then do its work properly. These kind of test contributes to clearer variations in hormone levels during measurement.
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Testosterone plays a major role in primarily male development and its effects are first noted during the intrauterine phase. During fetal development, testosterone will induce the growth of male sex organs, which then becomes the cornerstone of puberty and sperm production later in life. Testosterone is also responsible for giving males their physical features and that is one of the reasons to why men usually more easily can build muscles than women.
Aside from physical and genital functions, testosterone is also part of several metabolic pathways that lead to Red Blood Cells (RBC) production, bone metabolism, and liver function. Below we have listed some symptoms you can experience if you have a testosterone deficiency:
- Decreased lean muscle mass
- Loss of hair in some areas of the body (e.g. facial hair)
- Atrophy of the sex organs (e.g. penis, testes)
- Decreased libido
- Reduced sperm count, and eventually infertility
- Gynecomastia (male boobs)
- Hot flashes
- Mood swings, irritation and decreased concentration
- A decline in mental clarity and performance
- Increased risk of fractures due to low bone mineral density
Checking your testosterone levels using our tests is an important step to prepare for androgen replacement therapy (ART).
How to take the test?
You do the test at home by collecting a sample of your saliva. You collect the saliva before going to bed on a Sunday evening. This is important since the test needs to be send to our lab on a Monday. Your test is sent to our lab for analysis, and you will receive the results digitally as soon as the analysis is done. Allow 30 minutes to pass after brushing your teeth, before doing the test. If you’re bleeding from your gums, we recommend waiting, as this can interfere with the analysis. Also avoid drinking, eating, smoking and chewing gum 30 minutes before the test.
- Make a purchase on the website. Order a test at our website and complete the transaction. We accept VISA, Mastercard and AMEX. The transaction is handled quickly and securely through our payment provider.
- A test kit will be sent to your specified address. When an order is made, we send you a test kit, including instructions. We also include a prepaid envelope that you use to send the test to our lab. We highly recommend sending the test on a Monday or Tuesday.
- Do the test according to the instructions (can be found on this website and in the test kit) If you have any questions regarding the testing procedure, please contact our support team.
- Send your completed test to the lab and wait for the results Send your test kit to our ISO certified lab. You will receive your test results within 15 business days.
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