Testosterone testing

Testosterone and Estradiol Testing For Men

The total testosterone test measures testosterone that is bound to proteins in the blood (albumin and sex-hormone binding globulin, SHBG) as well as testosterone that is not bound (free testosterone).

We highly recommend a test for testosterone and estradiol. Take the test (results take hours if the hospital or clinic have in-house testing) and repeat after 3 months of following our food, supplement and lifestyle changes. It doesn't matter how old you are, a high natural testosterone level with have enormous health and wellness benefits. The test measures the amount of testosterone in the blood and is reported as nanograms per deciliter (ng/dL).  Estradiol (E2) and/or estrone (E1) testing can also be done.

Average Levels For Men:

Age Total T
(ng/dl)
Free T
(pg/ml)
SHBG
(ug/ml)
DHEA-S
(ug/dl)
Estradiol
(pg/ml)
25-34 617 123 4.0 236 37.3
35-44 668 103 4.5 221 36.5
45-54 606 90 5.0 177 38.7
55-64 562 83 5.1 118 35.1
65-74 524 69 5.5 96 36.0
75-84 471 60 5.7 44 37.9
85-100 376 54 7.4 44 37.1

pg/ml = picograms per milli-litre    ng/dL= nanograms per deci-litre 

If you receive the test results and the clinic recommends testosterone injections or testosterone patches, please think about the alternatives. Unless there is a medical condition that has resulted in extremely low testosterone levels, you should look at natural ways of boosting your levels:

Testosterone injections will last approximately 15-17 days and after that there will be a dramatic drop.  In some cases, the injections can switch off natural testosterone production. Once injections start you will need to keep returning for the next jab every fortnight..... for life.  American men spend a staggering $2 billion a year on testosterone injections, but most issues could be solved through diet, exercise and lifestyle changes. A medical study in the US found a 30% increased risk of death, heart attack or ischemic stroke among men who were taking testosterone replacement drugs compared to men who were not taking them. A doctor or clinic will not make money suggesting that you eat a testosterone promoting diet, they make money with interventional treatments (especially ones that last for the rest of your life).

Depending on the reason for testing, other tests and hormone levels may be done in conjunction with testosterone testing. Some examples include:

As a strting point, ask for a testosterone test (free and bound) plus an estradiol test. After you get your results, don't get conned into testosterone patches or taking injections. Take the food and lifestyle approach followed by a re-test.

Thailand

Chiang Mai

  • Ram Hospital. 436 Chiangmai Ram Hospital, 8 Boonreungrit Rd., A.Muang
    Total testosterone (bound + free) is $20 and an estradiol test costs $18. Results take 2 hour.  The registration and test takes 30 mins. You can walk-in and do blood test at the in-house laboratory department, 1st floor and not see a doctor. 8:00AM. - 7:30PM.  You can see a doctor following the test if required.
  • Ratchavej Hospital. 316/1 Chiang Mai-Lam Phun, Tambon Wat Ket (opposite Holiday Inn)
    Total testosterone (bound + free) and an estradiol test cost $90. Results take 10 days.
  • Bangkok Hospital 
    Total testosterone (bound + free) test and estradiol test $60 (Doctors fee is $60). Results take 1 day.

Bangkok

  • Bangkok Hospital: 2 Soi Soonvijai 7, New Petchburi Rd., Huaykwang, Bangkok 10310 ThailandTel: 0 2310 3000
    The estimated price of testosterone test is 2,250 THB, and estradiol test 1,970 THB. The result is available at the same day. Out-patient consultation fee is 1,000-1,500 THB per visit.
  • Bumrungrad International Hospital: 33 Sukhumvit 3, Wattana, Bangkok 10110
    Testosterone: approximately 1,260 Baht. Estradiol (E2): approximately 1,410 Baht. The results takes around 2 hours. Estimated doctor’s consultation fee which ranges from 500-2,000 Baht.

Philippines

  • HI-PRECISION DIAGNOSTICS is a medical testing lab located at 440-442 W. Long Bldg. Del Monte Ave,, Quezon City with branches across the Philippines.

 

Vietnam

  • Most expat hospitals in Ho Chi Min or Hanoi offer testosterone testing.

UK

  • Simply visit your doctor and explain that you are worried about your testosterone levels. They should then perform a blood test for free.
  • Many private clinics offer testing.
  • Medichecks offer a 1 day turnaround test for £29.
  • Optimale offer some very comprehensive testing for £59

Australia

USA

The easiest and cheapest way to do it is to just purchase a test online and then show up to the labcorp facility (There’s at least one LabCorp in every city in the USA).  At the Labcorp facility you’ll walk in, they’ll take a vial of blood and test it, then in a day or two you can view the results of your testosterone test online.