How can a PCOS blood test help you?
Learn if symptoms like irregular periods, acne, difficulty getting pregnant, or excess body hair (hirsutism) might be caused by polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
This test will check if you have hormonal imbalances — like high testosterone levels. If they're high, and you have either irregular periods or an ultrasound scan confirming polycystic ovaries, PCOS can be diagnosed. PCOS can increase your risk of diabetes, high cholesterol, and thyroid disorders. A PCOS blood test allows you to check this risk.
You should aim to do your PCOS test on day 3 of your period. This is when your reproductive hormone levels are easiest to interpret, giving you the best insights into your cycle.