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PCOS Advanced Test


Advanced PCOS testing home kit. But why take a PCOS 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

This advanced profile for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) includes tests for diabetes, cholesterol as well as hormones, thyroid function and AMH (anti-mullerian hormone).



PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) is a common hormone problem that can affect fertility and make it more difficult to have a baby.  Many women of childbearing age have PCOS, but most don’t even know that they have it until they begin trying to get pregnant.

Our Advanced Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Blood Test contains a comprehensive hormone panel including tests for the hormones testosterone, FSH and LH. I

It also measures anti-mullerian hormone which can be elevated in women with PCOS, as well as prolactin which can give further insights into your fertility. This profile includes tests for thyroid function, diabetes and cholesterol, all of which can be affected by polycystic ovaries.

This test is for you if:

  • You are having difficulty getting pregnant and think PCOS could be the cause
  • You are experiencing symptoms such as irregular periods, excessive facial hair growth, weight gain, oily skin and hair thinning
  • You know that polycystic ovaries raise your risk of diabetes, high cholesterol and thyroid disorders and you want to check your status
  • You want to be proactive about changing your lifestyle to control your PCOS symptoms

Please remember though, these tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor. 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.

How to use

Please take your sample before 10am.

Avoid fatty foods for eight hours before your test.

You do not need to fast. Take this test two to five days after the start of your period, ideally on day three.

It can be taken any time if you do not have periods.

Hormonal contraception can affect this test, taking a break from this and using barrier contraception will give more accurate results. Avoid taking your sample from a finger used to apply hormone gels/pessaries in the past 4 weeks. Use gloves to apply these. Do not take biotin supplements for two days before this test, discuss this with your doctor if it is prescribed.



LH: Luteinising Hormone (LH) is produced by the pituitary gland and is important for male and female fertility. In women it governs the menstrual cycle, peaking before ovulation. In men it stimulates the production of testosterone.


FSH: Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) is produced in the pituitary gland and is important for women in the production of eggs by the ovaries and for men for men in the production of sperm.

Free Androgen Index: The free androgen index (FAI) is a calculation used to determine the amount of testosterone which is free (unbound) in the bloodstream.


Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG): Measuring the level of SHBG in your blood gives important information about your levels of free or unbound hormones which are biologically active and available for use.

Results and Next Steps

Taking your home test is simple. Your test kit will arrive in the post with everything you need to collect your sample, including easy-to-follow instructions.

You will need to activate your test kit and create an account following the instructions provided in the kit.

Once you have collected your sample simply post it in a post-box using the return envelope provided.

You will receive an email once your sample has arrived at the laboratory for analysis, and another when your results are ready to view.

Your results will be displayed in your account, along with a doctor’s commentary.

If you are concerned by your results, why not book a call with one of our experts. A free discovery call will enable you to discuss your results and talk through your next steps.

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