PCOD Profile Test includes fasting blood sugar (FBS), TSH - thyroid stimulating hormone, FSH - follicular stimulating hormone, LH - luteinizing hormone, PRL - prolactin, progesterone, and free testosterone. This test for hormones associated with Polycystic ovary syndrome. PCOS has a detrimental effect on women’s metabolism and menstrual cycle. If you’re experiencing symptoms like irregular menstrual cycles or signs of high androgen levels, like acne and abnormal hair growth, pelvic pain etc. it is advisable to take the PCOD panel test.
For this test, you may be asked to keep a fast overnight. This test sample may be collected in the early morning before having food. A blood sample is collected for the PCOD panel test.
Blood levels of hormones show high fluctuations in women with PCOD. Hormonal levels in patients with PCOD are as follows:
Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) may be low
Lutenizing hormone (LH) is elevated
Testosterone is usually elevated
Estrogen level may be normal or elevated
Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is usually increased
Sex hormone-binding globulin (SBGH) may be reduced
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