Who is this test for?
This test is suited to women who suspect they may have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and would like a better indication of whether they may have the hormonal disorder before seeing a doctor. It is not suitable for children.
Please be aware that this test is not advisable for women who are taking contraceptive pills.
This test should be taken in the morning between 7am and 10am and on day 3 of your cycle if you are having periods.
What you will discover
PCOS is common condition affects your menstrual cycle and fertility. The exact cause of PCOS is unknown however it often runs in families.
Typically, symptoms do not start until after puberty. The first symptom that you may notice is changes to your menstrual cycle, with periods often becoming irregular or stopping all together. Other symptoms may include acne, weight gain, unwanted hair growth, and painful periods. It can also make it more difficult for you to get pregnant.
By assessing the levels of key hormones associated with PCOS that you have in your blood, this test will give you a better insight into whether you are likely to have the condition. Whilst there is no cure for PCOS, the symptoms can be managed effectively through lifestyle changes, and in some cases, medical treatment.
This kit alone will not give a diagnosis of PCOS, but it may help you identify that the condition is likely. This could be your first step towards taking control and finding the best way to ease your symptoms.
What's analysed in this test?
Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), Luteinising Hormone (LH), Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG), Testosterone.
How it works
Order online and receive your kit via Royal Mail Tracked 48
Use your unique barcode online to activate your kit
Scan the QR code on your pack to watch our step-by-step video on how to perform your test
Using the prepaid postage bag enclosed in the kit
When your sample has been processed and reviewed by our doctor – usually within 2 to 3 days - you’ll receive an email to say you can view your results in your dashboard
Your report will include clear advice on how to manage your results and whether you should arrange to see a medical professional for further testing
This self-test kit is designed for adults aged 18 and over for the collection of a capillary blood sample to be performed at home using lancets and sample collection tubes. It is not suitable for children. The samples are then returned to our UK-based laboratory and analysed against a variety of biomarkers. The kit has been produced by medical experts to give you an indication of your general health. However, this kit alone is not suitable for diagnosis and is not a substitute for consultation with a healthcare professional. You should always seek advice from your doctor before starting any treatment.