Scientifically speaking, there is no actual test to diagnose PCOS. Instead, the phlebotomist will have an elaborate conversation with you about your medical history, including weight changes and menstrual periods. In addition, we will include a physical exam to check the signs of insulin resistance, acne, and excess hair growth. We can recommend you three different tests. First, a pelvic exam, the phlebotomist will manually and visually inspect your reproductive organs for growth, masses, or other abnormalities. Blood tests. We at Self-Test Diagnostic perform blood to analyze the hormone levels. The test may exclude the causes of menstrual abnormalities or androgen excess that resembles PCOS. In addition, the patient may have more blood tests done to measure fasting cholesterol and triglyceride levels and glucose tolerance. An ultrasound. The ultrasound helps your doctor check the status of your ovaries and the thickness of the lining of the patient’s uterus. First, a wand-like device (transducer) is placed in the patents vagina (transvaginal ultrasound). The computer transforms the ultrasonic sound waves from the transducer into images for examination.
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No one test can define a PCOS diagnosis. Instead, it is determined by a physical exam, ultrasound, and blood tests that help with diagnosis. If one meets with 2 of the three criteria: irregular, heavy, or missed periods due to missed ovulation, they are diagnosed with PCOS.
Blood tests for PCOS are testosterone and free androgen index (FAI); they check whether you have hyperandrogenism (high androgen levels). Other blood tests that can identify high androgen levels are SHBG- sex hormone-binding globulin and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS).
Usually, for a PCOS diagnosis, the following hormone levels are considered: