What Are Lab Tests for PCOS?

 

Q:
What are lab tests for PCOS?

A:
There are various tests and exams required to officially diagnose PCOS.

Blood tests are one of the most important examinations done to determine if a woman is suffering from PCOS.

Here listed are some other important tests:

  • DHEA, S/Testosterone, Free
  • Lutenizing Hormone (LH) and Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
  • Progesterone
  • Estradiol
  • Hemoglobin A1c
  • Cortisol
  • Fasting Insulin
  • Fasting Glucose
  • Prolactin
  • Thyroid Markers
  • Sex Hormone Binding Globulin

Following are three tests used to determine if you have a gluten intolerance.

  • Tissue Transglutaminase Antibodies (tTG-IgA)
  • Total serum IgA
  • Deaminated gliadin peptide (DGP IgA and IgG)

This can help you decide whether to avoid gluten as a factor in your hormonal imbalances or not.

Anyway, it is always suggested to avoid all wheat and gluten-containing products.

Make sure you are working with a doctor who specializes in hormones.

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