Using a simple, easy-to-collect saliva sample the test measures free testosterone levels (the most active, unbound form which is about 2% of the total testosterone available in the body).
Testosterone, the male sex hormone, affects bone mass, fat distribution, muscle strength and sexual drive. After peaking in mid-20s, T levels start to decline with age.
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Testosterone is the male sex hormone and is critical for maintaining muscle strength and bone density. It has a similar role in women, however, men have about 10-times more testosterone than women.
The testosterone levels peak in mid-twenties and then gradually decline with age at an approximate rate of 1% per year. However, several other factors may affect these levels, including metabolism, weight gain, nutrition, and family factors (marriage, children, etc.).
Because a key role of testosterone is to build muscles and reduce fat, low levels of testosterone (low T or hypogonadism) result in weight gain, and muscle and bone loss. A test for low testosterone levels is an important first step in diagnosing hypogonadism.
Abnormally low levels of testosterone result in mood changes that cause anxiety and general crankiness, often associated with getting old. Higher body fat, especially in the middle, results in low endurance, and less tendency to play and exercise. Experts recommend that people with low sexual desire and erectile dysfunction should regularly test testosterone levels.
Other symptoms of low-T include loss of body hair, tendency to sleep after dinner, and dry, flaky skin. You can find a comprehensive list of testosterone deficiency symptoms in our detailed article here.
The easiest low-cost way to test is by using a testosterone home test (sometimes also called an andropause test). Check testosterone levels at home by simply ordering a saliva testosterone test online. Collect the sample at home, ship it for free to our world class CLIA-certified labs, and find out your testosterone levels in a few days. The low testosterone test is especially useful for those fearful of needles as a saliva sample can provide same or sometimes better results compared to a blood sample.
For a detailed reference on testosterone including the causes of low testosterone levels, symptoms of testosterone deficiency, reasons to get your testosterone levels tested, the advantages of testosterone saliva test, how to test testosterone levels at home, and more, please read our article: All About Testosterone.
Male Hypogonadism: Male hypogonadism is a condition in which the body doesn't produce enough testosterone. Learn more from the experts at Mayo Clinic about male hypogonadism.
Testosterone and Aging: How age affects the testosterone levels and what FDA and other experts in the field think the research has shown, read about it here.
Testosterone vs parenting: Relationship status, fatherhood, and how invested men are in taking care of their children, all have significant impact on their testosterone levels. Chances of getting married and having a child are higher for those with higher T levels. Read a short summary of the NSF supported study.
Health Testing with Saliva Samples: Saliva based testosterone lab test offers as many samples as desired without requiring a medical professional for sample collection. It is the method of choice for measuring testosterone, cortisol, and other hormones. Saliva testing technology has matured in last few decades. Accuracy of results can be comparable, and sometimes even better than blood test. Unlike a blood sample they don't require any needles. Read the scientific literature summarizing the advantages and concerns of saliva based testing here.
A: Except New York and New Jersey our test kits are available in all 48 states. State regulations in NY, NJ do not allow us to ship the kits to their residents.
A: The kit contains a tube for saliva sample collection, instructions on how to collect the sample, and a form requesting basic information including date and time of collection. The directions are straight forward and easy to follow.
A: You will receive the kit within 3-5 business days with a prepaid return envelope (within US; we can ship outside US but you may need to pay for return shipping). After the lab receives the sample, it takes 5-7 business days for results.
A: The report will be easy to understand and will mark your free testosterone levels on a healthy range for your age and life style. A sample image is provided on this page. It specifies what are the expected low and high ranges for your age group. It will briefly discuss what your numbers mean and what next steps should be taken to maintain a healthy testosterone levels. You can download a sample report by clicking on Get Sample Report on top of this page.
A: You can use HSA (or FSA/MSA/HRA) accounts to pay for the tests since it includes a doctor's prescription (for further confirmation, please check the IRS publication#969). However, please ensure you are not going outside your specified max and min deductible limits. We do not have the capability to process the insurance claim. Since insurance plans vary for individuals we can not guarantee your HSA payment will always be processed by your plan. We suggest talking to your insurance provider if you have any questions.
A: The saliva based testosterone test is a well researched and thoroughly documented procedure.
The variations in results are mainly from two sources: the way samples are collected and the variation from lab-to-lab. Testosterone levels are highest in the morning, when we are most energetic, and then drop during the day. To minimize this variation, you should collect the sample within 30 minutes of waking up, without eating, brushing or putting anything else in your mouth that might contaminate the sample.
To minimize the variation from labs, we have partnered with CLIA-certified labs that are regulated by the states, as well as Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Majority of the tests from these labs are FDA approved to ensure they meet the proper regulatory requirements.
Additionally, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) requires inter-laboratory tests to ensure the ranges established by each lab do not drift or are not out of acceptable ranges. This is done by regularly testing reference samples between different labs. Finally, the labs test thousands of samples for different age groups and health conditions, and have well established reference data to compare your results against this large pool.
A: Unfortunately, no. As a lab test provider we can only test and report out data from your sample. We are not authorized to provide any medical recommendations. But we strongly encourage you to discuss the results with your doctor for next steps.
Our at home testosterone test kit can help understand your body's receptiveness to weight loss efforts, and any weight training or other physical exercise you are working on.
The low T test kit is saliva based at-home testosterone test kit and doesn't need any blood. That's why it's the simplest way to help improve libido and sex life for those concerned.
Low testosterone levels are indicator of low energy and endurance, muscle weakness, increased fatigue, and even depression; a quick testosterone test can help you understand if low testosterone is the root cause of these symptoms.
Poor memory, thinning of bones, premature aging, insomnia, anemia, high blood pressure, and various other symptoms are connected to low testosterone levels.
Better health results in better quality of life, and a single at home testosterone level test from RxHomeTest.com can offer not only insight into various health related symptoms, but can also serve as a motivation to treat each of these symptoms and have a better quality of life!
7 reasons to order a testosterone test kit:
No lab visits or doctor appointments
Saliva sample that can be easily collected at home
World class CLIA-certified labs
Includes a doctor's prescription
Simple, convenient, secure, and confidential reports
Qualifies for payment using HSA/FSA
Still wondering where to get tested for low-T?
Each test report includes a physician’s prescription and detailed summary of the results.
We process your samples at the same world class CLIA-Certified labs that many doctors use all over the world and have long history and reputation of lab testing.
We offer convenient, confidential, and reliable results at some of the most competitive prices in the market.
You can order the kit online, without requiring a doctor’s visit, saving time and money on visits to the doctor and the lab.
Our low-T test kit needs only a saliva sample (about 5 ml) instead of a vials of blood–eliminating the need for a phlebotomist or certified medical professional.