One of the causes of infertility is Polycystic ovary syndrome. This affects almost every part of a female's body. It is caused by making up of multiple fluids filled cysts in the ovaries which lead to irregular or missed periods, hormonal imbalances and complications in the heart and blood vessels. The Polycystic ovary syndrome screening panel (PCOS) enable to test all the hormones in our body and screens for disorders that are caused by this disease. To diagnose PCOS your doctor may prescribe you blood work to check hormone levels insulin and glucose.
There is no special preparation required for the testing apart from that the patient needs to be on a fast for 8 hours prior to the blood test. The blood is withdrawn from the vein of the arm by a trained technician. There is no cause to worry or to be tensed as they are trained to perform it. A needle is inserted into the veins and that is when you feel a little pain which immediately fades away. This needle enables to extract blood from your body to be given as a sample for the testing.
The ratio of women suffering from PCOS is 1 out of 10. This disease concerns for pregnant women because it increases the chances of miscarriages, gestational diabetes, preeclampsia and premature delivery. It is still not determined that what causes PCOS but this panel testing can determine any irregularities in your hormones. The Polycystic ovary syndrome screening panel consists of the following tests-
1. Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
2. Luteinizing Hormone (LH)
5. Glucose and Insulin
6. Lipid Panel
9. Testosterone, Free (Direct), Serum with Total
10. Sex Hormone‐Binding Globulin (SHBG)
PCOS has no specific test to be diagnosed and there is no widespread agreement on what the Diagnostic procedure should be. A medical practitioner generally evaluates a combination of clinical findings such as a woman's signs and symptoms, medical and family history, physical examinations as well as laboratory test results which help him to establish some diagnosis. Some testing is done to rule the possibilities causing PCOS.
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