I am having blood tests today, when should I take my medication?

When arranging blood tests the time to have your test may vary based on the medication you are taking. Please see below for further guidance:

If using hormone tablets: 

Test can be done anytime

If using hormone gel:

Blood should be tested 4-6 hours after gel is applied - Apply gel to shoulders, upper arms or thighs and Use gloves to apply gel for 3 days leading up to the test

If using hormone patches:

Blood should be tested the day after a patch change

If using hormone injections:

Sustanon – carry out blood test midway between injections
Nebido – carry out blood test immediately before next injection