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PCOS Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Blood Test Option 1: Basic Test

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Biomarkers Included with the PCOS Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Blood Test Option 1: Basic Test blood test

Scroll down for more information about each biomarker

Testosterone

Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)

Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)

Luteinizing Hormone (LH)

Glucose

Insulin

Triglycerides

Cholesterol

LDL Cholesterol

HDL Cholesterol

Non HDL Cholesterol

Thyroxine (T4)

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

Free Androgen Index

About the PCOS Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Blood Test Option 1: Basic Test blood test

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition in which your ovaries are enlarged and contain many fluid-filled sacs around the eggs. It is quite common and affects normal ovarian function. A diagnosis is typically made by a doctor combining a number of different factors, including medical history and symptoms, blood test results checking multiple hormone levels and an ultrasound scan.

Our basic PCOS blood test is a test that checks a number of different hormones and blood markers. There is a hormone blood test but also includes basic markers for thyroid health, cholesterol status and diabetes status all of which can help to provide valuable and useful insight into your general health.

Why choose us?

We are a multi award winning clinic based in London, with awards from Whatclinic clinic of the year, GHP outstanding patient care and LUX best private ultrasound provider to name a few. Our clinical lead Mr. Usman is well known and respected in the industry and has been featured in the Huffington Post and performed scans live on ITV.

We pride ourselves on providing the best quality service we can which is why we are trusted by GP's, doctors, physiotherapists, midwives and many other healthcare professionals.

Our mission of better quality healthcare for everyone is at the heart of everything we do and drives us to do the best we can for each and every patient that we see. Our team of experts have years of experience and are fully registered and regulated meaning you are in safe hands with us.

Biomarker information for PCOS Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Blood Test Option 1: Basic Test blood test

This blood test includes the biomarkers shown below along with information about each biomarker.
Testosterone

Testosterone is a hormone that causes male characteristics and plays a key role in the libido for men and women. For men, it helps to regulate sex drive and has a role in controlling bone mass, fat distribution, muscle mass, strength and the production of red blood cells and sperm. Testosterone is produced in the testicles of men and, in much smaller amounts, in the ovaries of women.
Note: Reference ranges for Testosterone may vary from laboratory as they are based on the population they are testing. The normal range is set so that 95% of men will fall into it.

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Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)

Sex Hormone Binding Globulin are proteins that bind to sex hormones such as testosterone and oestrogen. When hormones are bound to SHBG, it means our body cannot use them. Measuring levels of SHBG can help to uncover if your hormone levels are right for you.

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Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)

FSH is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland in the brain. This hormone is essential for producing eggs in women and producing sperm in men. In women, FSH levels peak at ovulation and can increase in menopause.

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Luteinizing Hormone (LH)

Luteinizing Hormone is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland in the brain. It plays an essential role in male and female fertility. In women, levels of LH peak before ovulation.

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Glucose

The random blood glucose test measures the level of sugar in your blood and is an indicator of how well your body is metabolising sugars to store in your cells. It is most useful when analysed in conjunction with other sugar markers, such as HbA1c.

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Insulin

Insulin is an important metabolic hormone. Made in your pancreas, insulin is produced after eating in order to move the sugar from your blood into your cells for future energy use. If we eat too much, especially sugar and starchy foods, our bodies are flooded with insulin and over time our cells become resistant to the effects of insulin, leaving high levels of sugar and insulin in the bloodstream.

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Triglycerides

Triglycerides are a type of fat (lipid) that circulate in the blood. After you eat, your body converts excess calories (whether from fat or carbohydrates) into triglycerides which are then transported to cells to be stored as fat. Your body then releases triglycerides when required for energy.

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Cholesterol

Cholesterol is an essential fat (lipid) in the body. It has some important functions, including building cell membranes and producing a number of essential hormones such as testosterone and oestradiol. There are a number of different types of cholesterol, but the two main components of total cholesterol are HDL (high density lipoprotein) -“Good” and LDL (low density lipoprotein)- “Bad”.
The total cholesterol result on its own only shows the total amount of both of these components and so even if you have a good amount of total cholesterol, you may have a low amount of good cholesterol and high amount of bad cholesterol therefore its important to review each of these results to understand your cardiovascular health and risks of cardiovascular disease.

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LDL Cholesterol

LDL cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein) is a molecule made of lipids and proteins which transports cholesterol, triglycerides and other fats to various tissues throughout the body. Too much LDL cholesterol, commonly called ‘bad cholesterol’, can cause fatty deposits to accumulate inside artery walls, potentially leading to atherosclerosis and heart disease.

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HDL Cholesterol

HDL cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein) is a molecule in the body which removes cholesterol from the bloodstream and transports it to the liver where it is broken down and removed from the body in bile. HDL cholesterol is commonly known as ‘good cholesterol’.

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Non HDL Cholesterol

Cholesterol in your body is generally broken down into 2 main components; HDL and LDL. However there are other types of cholesterol such as VLDL (very low-density lipoproteins) and other lipoproteins which are thought to be even more harmful than LDL cholesterol. Non-HDL cholesterol is calculated by subtracting your HDL cholesterol value from your total cholesterol. It therefore includes all the potentially harmful cholesterol in your blood including LDL. As such, it is considered to be a better marker for cardiovascular risk than total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol.

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Thyroxine (T4)

A thyroxine test is a blood test that helps diagnose thyroid conditions. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your throat. Your thyroid makes hormones that control the way your body uses energy. These hormones affect your weight, heart, body temperature, muscle strength, and even your mood. In children, thyroid hormones affect growth, too.

A free T4 test (FT4) directly measures the amount of free T4 in your blood. Medical experts believe this test provides more accurate information than a total T4 test, so it’s used more often.

A total T4 test (TT4) measures free and bound T4 together. A calculation may be done to figure out how much T4 is free. This is a less accurate way to check how well your thyroid is working.

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Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is produced in the pituitary gland in order to regulate the production of thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) by the thyroid gland. If thyroid hormones in the blood are low, then more TSH is produced to stimulate the thyroid gland to produce more of them. If thyroid hormone levels are high, then the pituitary produces less TSH to slow the production of thyroid hormones.
If TSH is too high or too low, it normally signifies that there is a problem with the thyroid gland which is causing it to under or over produce thyroid hormones. Sometimes a disorder of the pituitary gland can also cause abnormal TSH levels.

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Free Androgen Index

Androgens are male sex hormones but are also present in women. Most androgens are bound to proteins which makes them unavailable for our body to use. Measuring Free Androgen estimates the level of androgens in the blood that are ‘free’ (unbound) so are available for your body to use.

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What does the PCOS Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Blood Test Option 1: Basic Test blood test involve?

This blood test is just like a standard blood test.

You will be asked to uncover you left or right arm and suitable vein is found. A tourniquet will be placed and tightened around your upper arm allowing the veins to swell and a needle will be placed into your vein. A small quantity of blood is then drawn into tubes. Once the procedure is complete a small plaster will be placed onto the site which can be removed after a few hours.

How do I prepare

  • The blood test requires access to the area of interest, therefore, it is recommended to wear loose clothing to facilitate this process.
  • No specific preparation is required for this test.

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PCOS Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Blood Test Option 1: Basic Test FAQ's

Important Notes

  • We may require details of your GP / Health Care Professional before or at the time of the test.
  • Blood results require interpretation. All results should be interpreted by your regular health care professional / GP.

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