IGP Level Checks are a range of health screen and individual blood tests carefully selected by our iGP Clinicians. The tests provide easy access to low cost testing of your key biomarkers to help manage, maintain and improve your health.
Simply Book your appointment online or by contacting us directly. At the time of booking, you will be emailed a pre-appointment questionnaire, which you can complete online. You will then visit an iGP clinic for your blood test (and physical examination if appropriate).
Following your appointment you will receive an electronic report clearly detailing your test results, how they compare to a healthy range, the implications and recommended next steps. Test result reports are shared via our secure patient portal, usually within 72 hours (results can take longer depending on the test you requested). The comprehensive report uses a traffic light system for ease of understanding and is available to download, print or share with other medical experts as required.
Information: Our male hormone health blood test is designed to identify hormonal biomarker levels that can commonly effect male health and wellbeing. Please use the book now button to book your appointment at IGP. Locations will be available as a dropdown option on the booking screen.
Test Details: Oestradiol, Follicle Stimulating Hormone, Luteinising Hormone, Progesterone, Prolactin, Testosterone, Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG), Free Androgen Index
Examination: Height, Weight, Blood Pressure, Heart RateImportant: Suitable for those >18 years of age.
Please be aware that this is a testing/examination service only for you to take your results to your own clinician or by arranging a follow-up GP appointment with iGP. Results will not be interpreted without a follow-up GP appointment. However, results outside the standard testing range will be highlighted on your results. Your results will also include a link to book an online appointment if you wish to discuss your results with one of our doctors. There will be a £79 fee for this appointment, but the appointment is not required.
A quick blood test at an iGP clinic will tell you if hormonal changes are the cause of the symptoms you're suffering from. A male hormone blood test looks for sudden hormonal changes that can affect issues such as your sex drive, your energy levels and your muscle mass. You may also require such a test if your doctor is investigating your lack of fertility.
Testosterone is the primary male hormone these tests look for. It's absolutely integral to the development and maintenance of male sexual characteristics. Healthy testosterone levels regulate sex drive and maintain fertility. There's also evidence to suggest that this male hormone plays a crucial role in mental health.
Low levels of male hormones in your blood can lead to a condition known as the 'male menopause'. The clinical term for the condition is testosterone deficiency syndrome, and it can lead to a wide range of unpleasant symptoms.
iGP will create a complete male hormone profile with your blood sample, which might include other markers such as lipids, FSH and LH. This information will be used, along with other tests, to diagnose your condition.
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Male hormone levels decrease as you age - this is completely normal. But if they decrease sharply, you might experience a host of unpleasant symptoms, including:
A lack of energy
Diminished sex drive
Depression and anxiety
Night sweats and hot flushes
If you cancel your appointment 24 hours before it starts, then you will receive a full refund. However, If you cancel your appointment within the 24-hour period before the appointment is due, then you will be liable to pay the cost of the consultation. If you do need to reschedule please contact us as soon as possible.