What is the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Blood Test?
Polycystic ovary syndrome is the consequence of a hormonal imbalance that affects 5-10% of women of reproductive age. It is characterized by high levels of androgen hormones, irregular periods and small cysts on one or both ovaries.
Why get a Polycystic Ovary Syndrome blood test?
Signs and symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome often develop at puberty. But sometimes, it can develop later, for example, in response to significant weight gain. The symptoms can be:
- Irregular ovulation
- Imbalance of the hormonal balance
- Weight gain
- Hair loss
Luteinising Hormone: it helps your reproductive system and measures how much luteinising hormone you have in your blood.
Testosterone: helps you understand why you have missed periods, experience hair growth on your face or chest, or have difficulty getting pregnant.
FSH: it checks for damage or disease of your ovaries.
Free androgen index: helps you understand if you have abnormal androgen levels.
Sex Hormone Binding Globulin: it measures your testosterone deficiency or excess.
How does our Clinic Visit test work?
Please make your appointment online and visit us on-site to have your blood drawn by our Registered Nurse. Please note that you must present your ID for your appointment.
- As this is a hormone test, contraception would affect your results. Taking a break from it will give more accurate results.
- If you are on your period, take this test on your third day.
- You can take this test anytime if you are not on your period.
- Do not take biotin supplements two days before your appointment.
How long do blood test results take?
The turnaround time for the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome blood test results is 1 working day. The turnaround time is a guide only and will sometimes depend upon assay run schedules.
Missed appointments or cancellations less than 24 hours prior are not entitled to refunds. Rescheduling is possible but not guaranteed. Please contact the customer service prior to the appointment time to discuss cost and availability options. Please note that we do not draw blood from children under 16 years old.