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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Blood Test

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Blood Test

£60.00 £76.00

A simple finger-prick blood test for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), a common condition that affects normal ovarian function.
Blood sample 5 biomarkers included Results in 4 working days from sample receipt at lab
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Blood Test
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Blood Test
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Blood Test
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Blood Test
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Blood Test

What's included?

Biomarker profiles

  • Hormones
  • Proteins

Hormones (4 Biomarkers)

Proteins (1 Biomarker)

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.

From the expert

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition in women that affects the ovaries - resulting 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.

Our Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Blood Test includes tests for testosterone, sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) and the free androgen index (FAI) to indicate the amount of available androgens circulating in the blood. It also measures luteinising hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH); a high LH/FSH ratio of between 2:1 or more may indicate PCOS.

This test is for any woman who is experiencing any PCOS symptoms and wants to investigate further. Our doctors will interpret your results and let you know what action you should take next.

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, and hirsuitism (excess hair) and want to investigate your male hormone levels
Laboratories you can trust

Laboratories you can trust

Trusted by the NHS and private clinics alike, you can be sure of the highest testing standards from our UKAS accredited partner laboratories.

Dr Sam Rodgers - Chief Medical Officer

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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Questions? Let us help

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Important

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.