Bootcamp/ Male hormone testing

£99.00

This is our hormonal screen test. Are you taking hormonal supplements? Worried about your libido, mood, muscle mass? This test is for you!

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This is our hormonal screen test. Are you taking hormonal supplements? Worried about your libido, mood, muscle mass? This test is for you!

See What’s Tested


  • Albumin
    Albumin is the most abundant protein in the blood plasma, produced by the liver. It plays a vital role in maintaining the osmotic pressure needed for proper distribution of bodily fluids between blood vessels and body tissues. Additionally, albumin serves as a carrier protein for various substances including hormones, vitamins, and drugs. Measuring albumin levels is important for assessing liver and kidney function, as well as nutritional status. Low albumin levels can indicate liver disease, kidney disease, malnutrition, or inflammatory diseases. High albumin levels are less common and can be due to dehydration or high protein intake.

  • Cortisol
    The cortisol test measures the level of cortisol, a hormone crucial for stress response, metabolism, and immune function. Cortisol levels fluctuate throughout the day in response to stress and regulate various physiological processes. Elevated cortisol levels may indicate conditions like Cushing's syndrome, chronic stress, or adrenal tumours, leading to symptoms such as weight gain, high blood pressure, insomnia, and mood swings, while low levels may suggest adrenal insufficiency, Addison's disease, or hypopituitarism, resulting in fatigue, weakness, dizziness, and weight loss.

  • Creatine Kinase
    The CK test measures the level of creatine kinase, an enzyme found in muscle cells. Elevated CK levels may indicate muscle damage or injury, such as muscular dystrophy, myocardial infarction, or rhabdomyolysis, and can lead to symptoms like muscle pain, weakness, and dark urine. While low CK levels are rare and typically not clinically significant, they may occur in conditions such as severe malnutrition or muscle wasting disorders.

  • Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulphate (DHEAS)
    The DHEAS test measures the level of dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate, a precursor to male and female sex hormones produced by the adrenal glands. DHEAS levels provide insight into adrenal function and hormonal balance. DHEAS contributes to the production of testosterone and may impact libido, energy levels, and overall well-being in males. DHEAS levels play a role in female fertility, libido, and overall hormonal balance.

  • Free Testosterone
    The free testosterone test measures the amount of unbound testosterone circulating in the bloodstream. Free testosterone is not bound to proteins and is considered the biologically active form of the hormone.

  • Prolactin
    The prolactin test measures the level of prolactin, a hormone produced by the pituitary gland. Prolactin is primarily associated with lactation and plays a role in reproductive health in both males and females. Prolactin levels rise during pregnancy and breastfeeding to stimulate milk production. Abnormal levels may affect menstrual cycles and fertility in females. Elevated prolactin levels in males may cause symptoms like decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, and infertility.

  • Sex Hormone-Binding Globulin (SHBG)
    The SHBG test measures the level of sex hormone-binding globulin, a protein that binds to testosterone and oestradiol in the bloodstream. SHBG levels influence the availability of these hormones for biological activity. High SHBG levels in males and females may lead to symptoms of hormonal imbalances, such as decreased libido, menstrual irregularities, and symptoms of low testosterone or oestrogen. Low SHBG levels in males and females may be associated with conditions like obesity, insulin resistance, or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), leading to symptoms such as acne, excessive hair growth, and irregular menstrual cycles.

  • Testosterone
    The testosterone test measures the level of testosterone, a hormone primarily produced in the testes in males and ovaries in females. Testosterone plays a crucial role in the development of male reproductive tissues and promotes secondary sexual characteristics. In males, testosterone levels impact muscle mass, bone density, libido, and sperm production. -High testosterone levels in males may lead to symptoms such as aggression, acne, and an increased risk of cardiovascular issues. -Low testosterone levels may result in symptoms like decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, and reduced muscle mass. In females, testosterone contributes to libido, bone health, and overall well-being. -Elevated testosterone levels can cause symptoms like irregular menstrual cycles, excessive facial hair growth (hirsutism), and acne. -Low testosterone levels in females can lead to decreased libido, fatigue, and mood changes.

How it Works
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Choose one of our test packages according to your needs – whether this would be general health screening, nutritional state, sexual health or monitoring of a chronic condition and get it delivered to your home or office.

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Perform the test at your comfort zone. This will require a fingerprick, swab of urine sample collection. Instructions will be included in your kit. Post it back to one of our accredited laboratories in a prepaid envelope.

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We will notify you when results are available and you can access it in your dashboard together with advice from our health experts. Repeat tests as recommended and track results to keep your health in a good shape all the time.

Video tutorial

This video shows step-by-step guidance on how to use The Red Drop blood collection kits