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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Blood Test
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Blood Test
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Blood Test
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Blood Test
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Blood Test

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Blood Test

A blood test for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), a common condition that affects normal ovarian function and fertility.

Is it for you?

Do you have symptoms like irregular periods, excess weight or acne which you think may be caused by PCOS? Have you been trying to get pregnant without success and think that PCOS may be affecting your fertility? Or have you already been diagnosed with PCOS and want to see how lifestyle changes or medication may be helping? If you want a test which can help diagnose PCOS, or help you monitor how well you are controlling it, this is the right test for you.
Blood sample 12 biomarkers included 3 working days turnaround
from sample receipt at lab

What's included?

Biomarker profiles

  • Proteins
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid Hormones
  • Hormones

Proteins (4 Biomarkers)

Diabetes (1 Biomarker)

Thyroid Hormones (1 Biomarker)

Hormones (6 Biomarkers)

Special instructions

Please take your sample in the morning. Take this test between days 2 and 5 of your period. It can be taken at any time if you are not having periods. Do not take biotin supplements for 2 days prior to this test. If you are taking prescribed biotin you should discuss this with your doctor. HRT and the contraceptive pill can affect the results of this test, taking the test during a break from these will give more accurate results. Avoid taking a finger-prick sample from a finger used to handle hormone-gels or hormone-pessaries in the past 4 weeks.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition in women that results in the development of cysts on the ovaries which can become enlarged. PCOS is a common condition and in the UK affects around 7 in every 100 women. Investigations of PCOS focus initially on medical history, incidence of irregular periods (or none at all) and the existence of high levels of male hormones (androgens) in the body. Women who have PCOS may not ovulate (or may do so only infrequently) which can make getting pregnant difficult.

Our Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Blood Test checks your testosterone, sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), luteinising hormone (LH), and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). Indicators of PCOS include elevated testosterone levels, low SHBG and a LH/FSH ratio of over 2:1.

PCOS is also associated with thyroid disorders as well as metabolic conditions such as diabetes. This PCOS profile includes tests for thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) and HbA1c, a marker for diabetes so that you can understand your risk for these conditions. 

If you are experiencing any PCOS symptoms or want to investigate your fertility status, this test is for you. Our doctors will interpret your results and let you know what action you should take next. 

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

Why take this test?

  • You are experiencing irregular periods and you think that polycystic ovaries might be the cause
  • You are having difficulty getting pregnant and want to rule out or confirm polycystic ovary syndrome
  • You have symptoms such as acne, weight gain, or excess hair and want to investigate your male hormone levels
  • You want to check for diabetes and a thyroid disorder which you know are associated with PCOS
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Expert interpretation <br>
of your results

Expert interpretation
of your results

One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.

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Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.