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I believe I have low testosterone levels

I believe I have symptoms of low testosterone levels (low libido, lack of concentration, exertion). When spoken to my GP he prescribed me antidepressants. I don't feel depressed and would like to have my testosterone tested - can I request it from the NHS GP or private GP?

10 April 2014

You can request a testosterone level check from your GP, this would be a blood test taken between 07:00 and 10:00 in the morning.

This level varies throughout the day and may need to be checked a few times. If your GP does not want to do this test you can see a private GP for the blood  test, consultation cost will not include the costing of the blood tests, so I suggest you enquire of the charges involved in this before the test is taken.

Answered by Health at Hand nurses.

 

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