25 Surprising Facts About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Blood tests can measure hormone levels for PCOS.
When you get a blood test to determine whether or not you have PCOS, you mainly test for various hormones in your body according to Very Well Health. Follicle stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone are made in the pituitary gland. Typically women with PCOS have higher levels of LH than FSH. Women with PCOS typically have higher levels of DHEA and testosterone, which are known as “male hormones”. Testing for other hormones such as 17-Hydroxyprogesterone, thyroid stimulating hormone, and prolactin are important as well. If you have high levels of these hormones, you might have other issues such as thyroid disease and congenital adrenal hyperplasia, which can be mistaken for PCOS.