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PCOS Insights Blood Test

Original price £170.00 - Original price £170.00
Original price
£170.00
£170.00 - £170.00
Current price £170.00

17 BIOMARKERS

Discovering hormonal imbalances early is key to managing PCOS effectively. This is the test to get you started quickly.

Easy sample collection at our clinics or via a home kit.

Results - super fast for most markers (check specific turnaround below), with Health Dashboard explanations.

Quick and simple, from a local lab you can speak to.

Step 1. Choose sample collection option:

Currently selected option: HOME KIT via Royal Mail Tracked 24

Benefits

  • Available everywhere in mainland UK
  • Kit includes everything you need to take a safe and suitable blood sample, together with detailed instructions on how to do it. The whole procedure takes about 15 minutes
  • Post the sample back to our laboratory via Royal Mail Tracked 24
  • Same accuracy from the comfort of your home

Re-test guarantee

About the test

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a relatively common condition that consists of features including irregular periods, difficulty conceiving, acne, hirsutism, weight gain or difficulty losing weight, and the appearance of multiple cysts on the ovaries.

Checking a number of hormone levels is key to making the diagnosis.

The PCOS blood test checks the levels of these hormones which include testosterone, luteinising hormone (LH), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), and sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG). We also test for other conditions that can mimic PCOS including thyroid dysfunction and high cortisol levels.

Because PCOS is associated with an increased risk of diabetes and high cholesterol, our PCOS blood test also checks these levels so that any problems can be identified early and managed.

17 Biomarkers

  1. CHOLESTEROL

    - LDL cholesterol
    - Non-HDL cholesterol
    - HDL cholesterol
    - Total cholesterol
    - Total cholesterol to HDL ratio
    - Triglycerides

  2. DIABETES

    - HbA1c

  3. HORMONES

    - Free T3
    - Free T4
    - Oestradiol/Estrogen
    - Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
    - Luteinizing Hormone (LH)
    - Progesterone
    - Prolactin
    - Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)
    - Testosterone
    - Cortisol

  4. UPGRADE

    Need more biomarkers? You can add other biomarkers to the shopping basket together with this panel. Frequently added: Ultimate Healthy Woman Blood Test

  1. TURNAROUND TIME

    Our usual turnaround time is 24-48 hours, or less, from the time your sample is in our lab. We do not wait for all the results to complete before sending them to you, so you may start receiving results the same day for most cases, or as results become available.

    We are extremely proud of our very short turnaround times and a very efficient laboratory processes. Whilst we accommodate the shortest of time scales, with some results available within hours, you should allow up to 48 hours for you results to come back for routine testing and potentially longer for specialised investigations.

Doctor's notes

Hi, I am Dr. Adam Staten and here's my view on this test as a GP and Clinical Director at One Day Tests.

Many people with PCOS have insulin resistance, which means their cells don't respond effectively to insulin, leading to elevated insulin levels in the blood.

This insulin resistance can exacerbate the hormonal imbalances in PCOS by increasing the production of androgens by the ovaries.

Elevated insulin levels stimulate the ovaries to produce more androgens, contributing to symptoms such as hirsutism (excess hair growth) and irregular menstrual cycles.

Red flag symptoms for the PCOS Insights Blood Test

Even if your blood tests are normal, you should see a doctor if you have any of the symptoms below because they may be a sign of serious underlying illness. 

  • Unexplained weight loss.
  • Drenching sweats during the night.
  • Persistent fevers.
  • Progressively severe symptoms of any kind.

Your Results and Health Dashboard

The results of your PCOS Insights Blood Test will be emailed to you as a secured PDF file, ready for your GP and will also be uploaded to our Health Dashboard area of the website. It’s a unique and powerful tool, powered by our in-house clinical analysis research, to match your biomarkers across test panels and symptoms, as well as provide clinical commentary on all individual biomarkers you tested for.

The health dashboard will also provide "panel level" commentary - a birds eye view of the biomarkers that were tested. This feature allows you to view your test results and clinical commentary, and compare them to previous results, giving you a clear understanding of how your health is progressing.

By using the Health Dashboard, you can identify changes in your biomarkers and make necessary adjustments to your lifestyle. This added value is immense, as it empowers you to monitor your health and make informed decisions about your well-being.

It's free and is available with all of our tests.

Save on continuous monitoring with our subscription plan

The best way to look after your health is to do so regularly. This is easy to do with our continual monitoring plans which give you a discount on future blood tests. You choose the frequency and we'll do the rest.

When you purchase a subscription, we will deliver your home test kits or allow you to book appointments in line with your chosen frequency. You will be able to track your biomarkers over time in our powerful Health Dashboard, where results will be automatically updated for you. There is a minimum of 3 tests with any subscription, after which you can pause/restart/cancel at any time.

Special instructions

Hi, I am Stefania Brown, I am the Laboratory Manager at One Day Tests and here are the lab's special requests for the PCOS Insights Blood Test.

You should take this test after any symptoms of a short term illness have settled.

Venepuncture appointment - how to prepare

If you are coming into one of our clinics for the test, this is what you need to do before you arrive:

  • Drink plenty of water about an hour before the appointment.
  • Avoid coffee/tea/energy drinks. Water is good!
  • That’s it! We’ll do the rest.

Home test kit for PCOS Insights Blood Test - how it works

Our blood test kits are simple and convenient.

The most important step in doing a blood test at home is to read the instructions very carefully. The process is very simple, but there are a few pitfalls you need to be aware of - you will save yourself a lot of time if you do it right the first time around!

  • Full printed instructions will arrive with your kit - please read them carefully.
  • Drink plenty before taking the sample and warm your hands up in the sink with warm water for a few minutes. This will make your blood flow much better.
  • Fill the tubes to the top line. We don’t need much blood; filling tubes to the top line is about 15 drops of blood.
  • Post the samples on the same day you take them, before midday, Monday to Thursday. If you post it any other time it might get to us late or be stuck at a sorting office over the weekend. You will then have to do it again.
  • Package the sample in the same box the kit came in. Otherwise, Royal Mail or DPD will reject it. The sample tubes go into a pouch, then into a cardboard box, and then into a return envelope. All of this is provided in the kit: please use it.

We look forward to receiving your sample in our lab!

How the finger prick home test kit for PCOS Insights Blood Test works - from Dr. Adam Staten

Why choose us?

Hello! My name is Dr. Vinesh Mistry, I am part of the GP team here at One Day Tests and here is why you should trust us to test your blood.

We run our own regulated laboratories and our own accredited clinics. We manufacture our own approved home sample collection kits. Your results are looked after by our fantastic clinical governance team and our super-talented biomedical science team.

When you book your test with us - you book directly with the lab. This means accuracy and responsible duty of care, direct access to the provider and extremely fast turnaround times.

Finally, our customer services rock! You can ask the lab a question any time or you can speak to a real human. It's good to WhatsApp, email on hello@onedaytests.com or give us a call on 0845 527 07 67.

Frequently Asked Questions

Hi, I am Lana Nela, Lead Nurse, and here is what we are frequently asked about this test.

Why do you measure androgens?

Androgens are male hormones that are also present in women in smaller amounts. In PCOS, there is an excess production of androgens, which can lead to symptoms like acne, hirsutism (excess hair growth in areas where men typically grow hair), and male-pattern baldness.

What are polycystic ovaries?

On ultrasound imaging, the ovaries of individuals with PCOS may appear enlarged and contain multiple small cysts (fluid-filled sacs). These cysts are immature follicles that have not matured to release an egg.

What is the cause of PCOS?

The exact cause of PCOS is not fully understood, but it is believed to involve a combination of genetic, hormonal, and environmental factors.

Diagnosis typically involves a thorough medical history, physical examination, and various tests, such as blood tests to measure hormone levels and ultrasound imaging to assess the ovaries.

Why take this test?

Hi, I am Dr. Marco Esposito and here is why it's important to take this test.
  • To see if you might have PCOS
  • To help explain the symptoms you are having
  • To rule out other potential causes of symptoms, such as thyroid issues

Is this test right for you?

Hi, I am Jehad Al-Nashash, I am the Laboratory Director. Here are the symptoms that you may wish to address with this test.

PCOS is a complex condition with a wide range of symptoms, and not all individuals with PCOS will present with the same set of symptoms. Diagnostic testing helps confirm whether a person`s symptoms are indeed due to PCOS or another underlying condition.

Test results, together with a bigger picture view of your symptoms will aid your GP in the diagnosis of PCOS.

  1. SYMPTOMS AND TAGS

    Menopause and Women

Why blood tests are important.