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Testing for sexual function and fertility with the At-Home Health MOT

By Ashton Sheriff

Often called “the male hormone”, testosterone plays a key role in male sexual function and fertility. It helps to maintain a healthy sex drive (libido), normal sperm production, and other important aspects of your health such as the size and strength of your muscles.

However, low testosterone levels can have the opposite effect. It can reduce your sex drive - which can have a big impact on your sexual function (i.e. it may become harder to achieve an erection) - as well as your sperm production and fertility. 

If you are experiencing difficulties getting or maintaining an erection, or if you are trying for a baby but are struggling to conceive, you may want to consider taking an At-Home Health MOT to measure your testosterone levels. 

Likewise, you may also want to take an At-Home Health MOT if you are experiencing other symptoms of low testosterone, such as: 

  • Feeling very tired all the time (fatigue).
  • Reduced lean muscle mass.
  • Irritability.
  • Depression.
  • Loss of body hair. 
  • Less beard growth. 
  • Obesity (being overweight).

Testosterone testing with the At-Home Health MOT 

The At-Home Health MOT is a finger prick blood test that you can use to measure your testosterone level at home. All you need to do is collect a small blood sample using the equipment provided with your kit, post it free of charge to our accredited partner lab, and you’ll receive your results within 3-5 working days.

There are two types of Health MOT: the At-Home Health MOT (One-Off) and the At-Home Health MOT (Biannual)

At-Home Health MOT (One-Off): a one-time blood test that is able to tell you what your testosterone levels are at this current moment in time.

At-Home Health MOT (Biannual): a twice-yearly blood test that is automatically delivered to you every 6 months to help you track your testosterone levels over time. 

Both At-Home Health MOTs include a free phone consultation with a doctor who can help you understand your results, and give you personalised advice on how to manage your testosterone levels. 

What’s more, each At-Home Health MOT doubles up as a general health check, as they also test for a range of other key health indicators, including: 

  • Blood lipid level
  • Vitamin D level
  • Ferritin level
  • Full blood count
  • HbA1c (glycated haemoglobin) level
  • Liver function 
  • Kidney function
  • Thyroid function

Each of these health indicators play crucial roles in your overall health, which is why they are also included as standard in the At-Home Health MOT. More information about these health indicators and why they’re important can be found in the FAQ section of each At-Home Health MOT page

The bottom line

Testosterone is an essential hormone that contributes to normal sexual function and fertility. Low testosterone levels can cause symptoms such as erectile dysfunction, low sperm count, and fatigue, so it’s a good idea to get your testosterone level checked with an At-Home Health MOT if you are experiencing symptoms of low testosterone.