Chronomics - Advanced Male Hormone Test
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Designed by scientists from the world’s leading research universities for those who want to improve and optimise their health.
Our test kits only require a few drops of blood from your fingertip, a clinically-valid method that's as accurate (and less painful) as conventional blood collection.
You must be at least 18 years old to use our Testing Services.
All test kits are delivered to you for free and include a prepaid shipping label for you to send samples to the lab.
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- Free Testosterone
- Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)
- Free Androgen Index (FAI)/ Testosterone:SHBG ratio
This test can indicate whether low testosterone levels may be behind symptoms including loss of sex drive or energy and loss of muscle. Regular testing can support you if you are trying to increase your testosterone levels naturally through exercise and diet. Tracking your testosterone levels over time can help you discover whether your testosterone levels are decreasing with age. If you are taking testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), this test can help guide you to achieve the desired level of testosterone.
Testosterone is an important hormone made in the testes, in males. Testosterone maintains libido (sex drive) and muscle mass in males and females. Only 1-3% of testosterone circulates freely in our blood and is available for our bodies to use, the rest is bound to carrier proteins like sex hormone-binding globulinand albumin. SHBG is a protein produced in the liver that binds to the steroid hormones including testosterone. Free testosterone is a measure of unbound testosterone. The free androgen index (FAI) can be calculated from total testosterone and SHBG to estimate physiologically active testosterone.
Measuring SHBG helps to identify the cause of abnormalities in testosterone levels.
Please take your sample within one hour of waking. Avoid taking a finger-prick sample from a finger used to handle hormone-gels or hormone-pessaries in the past 4 weeks. Do not take biotin supplements for 2 days prior to this test.
Please consult your doctor if you are taking any of the following:
- Anabolic steroids
- Testosterone replacement therapy
- Phenytoin (anticonvulsant)
- Phenobarbitone (anticonvulsant)
- Nandrolone treatment (anabolic steroid hormone)
- Biotin (prescribed)
- Antibodies to blood sample reagents
- Liver or kidney disease
- Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia
What is included with this test?
- A finger prick kit and vials for blood collection
- A clear set of instructions
- A pre-paid, self-adhesive shipping label
- Results from an accredited lab within 3 days of receipt
- Access to your own online dashboard to view your detailed results
📋 Easy to understand results
After receiving and registering your test, you will gain access to your personal Chronomics dashboard where you'll be able to access your test results once returned by the lab.
For each biomarker you will get a test result - we will provide both the number and the unit of measurement.
We will also let you know if the result is normal or abnormal, and will explain the role of the biomarker in the body along with some reasons why results can be abnormal.
🔬 Developed by leading scientists
Founded by scientists from the world’s leading research universities, we have brought together an expert team across science and technology to create best health and wellness tests in the market.
🙌 Take health into your own hands
The test is simple and can be self-administered at home with minimal preparation. No more waiting for an appointment!
Once results are available from the testing laboratory you will receive an email notification and your results will be visible on the dashboard.
Frequently asked questions
You will receive an e-mail from us within 48-hours of your sample being received by the lab, with a link to view your test results on our secure dashboard once your results are ready.
Yes, your samples are processed in the same labs used by hospitals, government programs and primary care providers - all of which are UKAS and ISO accredited, which are the highest levels of accreditation. Furthermore, our team is comprised of medical and scientific leaders, so you can be assured that our claims and results reports are clinically-valid.
We advise that samples are collected when waking up in a fasted state and returned immediately using the labels provided. Each of our test kits includes a prepaid delivery label to return your samples to the lab. Please do not collect or return samples on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Your Chronomics test kit includes:
- Collection tube(s)
- Plaster x 2
- Return form x 1
- Alcohol swab x 2
- Lancet x 4
- Prepaid shipping label x 1
- Cleansing wipe x 1
- Collection tube label(s)
- Protective plastic case x 1