According to the NHS, Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a very common condition, with half of all men between the ages of 40 and 70 having it (to some degree).
Erectile dysfunction is the inability to get and maintain an erection.
If you are concerned about erectile dysfunction, you can either talk to your doctor about it or order an at-home erectile dysfunction test from Test2Go to take in the privacy of your home. One of the benefits of our at-home test is that there is no need for a face-to-face appointment with anyone, and you can take the test wherever you feel the most comfortable.
What is an erectile dysfunction test?
The Test2Go erectile dysfunction test checks for a range of male hormones and other health indicators contributing to erectile dysfunction.
The home test kit requires a finger prick blood sample to be provided. Sample collection and return instructions are included with the test kit.
You will receive your results within two working days of us receiving the sample at our accredited labs.
Who should use the erectile dysfunction test kit?
The erectile dysfunction test kit is aimed at men over the age of 18 who:
- have symptoms of erectile dysfunction (ED)
- have been taking ED medication but want to know more about what might be causing their erectile dysfunction
- have been taking ED medication but didn’t like it or felt it didn’t work
What does the erectile dysfunction test kit test for?
The Test2Go erectile dysfunction test kit includes:
- a full cholesterol test
- a test for diabetes
- a check-up of both your prostate and thyroid glands
- a hormone test for prolactin and testosterone (the main sex hormones in men)
Testing biomarkers include:
The cholesterol biomarkers are used to identify high cholesterol levels in the blood, as this can lead to atherosclerosis, which causes narrowing of the blood vessels. Atherosclerosis increases your risk of cardiovascular problems and can lead to issues with getting an erection.
The cholesterol biomarkers we test for are:
- HDL percentage,
- HDL (High-Density Lipoproteins)
- LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein)
- Non-HDL Cholesterol
- Total Cholesterol: HDL Ration
Diabetes is a chronic disease that can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease and kidney disease and lead to symptoms, including erectile dysfunction.
The diabetes biomarker we test for is HbA1C (Glycerated Haemoglobin).
Prostate health is essential as high levels of PSA (prostate-specific antigen) could be due to disease or enlargement of the prostate. PSA tests are often used to screen for cancer, but an abnormal result does not tell you if you have prostate cancer or not, as a lot of other non-cancerous conditions can also cause your PSA levels to be high.
The prostate biomarker we test for is Total Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)
It is vital to test thyroid function as having too high a level of thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism) is often associated with erectile dysfunction.
The thyroid biomarker we test for is Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH).
Prolactin is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland. It has no established function in males, but high prolactin levels can lead to erectile dysfunction. It can also lead to loss of sexual desire and a reduction in the amount of semen produced.
Testosterone is the primary sex hormone in males, and its function is to maintain sex drive, improve muscle strength and mass, and keep bones healthy. If deficient in testosterone, you may feel low sexual desire and suffer erectile dysfunction. Other symptoms include changes in mood, fatigue, loss of body hair and reduced concentration.
What other causes of erectile dysfunction are there?
Although our erectile dysfunction test covers many causes of erectile dysfunction, it does not cover all of them.
Other causes of erectile dysfunction include:
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Hormonal Conditions such as Cushing’s Syndrome
- Medications you may be taking
- Mental Health Problems such as Low Mood and Anxiety
- Nerve Disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis
- Previous Pelvic Surgery or Urinary Tract Surgery
- Problems with the Anatomy of the Penis
- Spinal Cord Trauma or Disease
Our test is for advisory purposes only. It is not a medical diagnosis.
NB. It is important to note that our tests are not a substitute for seeing a doctor, particularly if you have symptoms. You should not make a diagnosis or start any treatment without a consultation with a doctor or a suitably trained health professional.
At-home Erectile Dysfunction Test
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