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PCOS Profile Test Overview

An estimated 20% of Indian women suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) in their reproductive age. 
The disease presents in different ways; young women may suffer from irregular periods, hirsutism (unwanted male-pattern hair growth) and obesity. While older women may seek help for infertility and miscarriages. Other than the classical symptoms the women may suffer from other allied conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism and certain tumours of brain. 
The basic PCOS profile includes tests for Luteinizing hormone (LH), Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), Prolactin, free testosterone, 17-OHP, fasting and postprandial blood sugar & HOMA

The most prevalent hormonal condition affecting adolescent girls and women of reproductive age is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). An estimated 20% of Indian women in their reproductive years suffer from PCOS. It is a hormonal imbalance where the ovaries produce an excess of male hormones. Small cysts may also develop in the ovaries, but this is not always the case.

The disease presents in different ways; young women may suffer from irregular periods, hirsutism (unwanted male-pattern hair growth), and obesity. Older women may seek assistance for infertility and miscarriage. Other than the classical symptoms, the women may suffer from other associated conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, hyperthyroidism, and certain tumours of the brain.

Written by: Dr Vishal Wadhwa, M.D, D.N.B Microbiology, Medical Affairs

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PCOS Profile - 1 Price

Metropolis Healthcare is a leading diagnostics centre and pathology lab in India equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technologies that provides the PCOS Profile - 1 with a clear pricing structure.

The PCOS Profile - 1 Price in Mumbai is ₹ 3,400 .

We are committed to deliver accurate and quality results from the best labs in India with complete transparency regarding test cost and turnaround time. No matter where you are, we strive to offer patients high-quality service that is affordable and accessible.

Frequently Asked Questions

Patients with PCOS may present with irregular periods, hirsutism, obesity, infertility etc. The PCOS package is designed to detect hormonal anomalies that are found in patients of PCOS. 

Tests include FSH, Prolactin, free testosterone, 17-OHP, fasting and postprandial blood sugar, HOMA for patients with irregular periods but no signs of hirsutism. In case hirsutism is present then additional tests include Androstenedione, DHEAS, DHT, Lipid profile-2, T3, T4, TSH, SHBG, Cortisol, AMH

For patients with irregular periods but no hirsutism symptoms, tests include,

  1. Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS)
  2. Postprandial Blood Sugar (PPBS)
  3. Homeostatic Model Assessment for Insulin Resistance (HOMA)
  4. Free testosterone
  5. Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
  6. Luteinizing Hormone (LH)
  7. Prolactin
  8. 17 Hydroxy Progesterone (17-OHP)

PCOS profile test requires a blood sample. A tourniquet (elastic) band is placed tightly on the upper arm. The patient is then asked to make a fist. This helps in the build-up of blood filling the veins. The skin is disinfected before needle insertion and the blood sample is collected in vacutainer. Patient should come fasting for 10-12 hrs for the fasting glucose sample and after 2 hrs of meal for the post prandial sample

LH: FSH ration more than 3:1 is often found in PCOS, despite the fact that individual values are within the normal range. Male hormones for e.g., testosterone, DHEAS are increased in patients with hirsutism. Depending upon patient to patient there can abnormal results for the other tests especially if other comorbidities exist

Although individual values may be within the normal range, an LH: FSH ratio greater than 3:1 is common in PCOS. Male hormones such as testosterone and DHEAS are elevated in hirsutism patients. Other tests may produce abnormal results depending on the patient, especially if other comorbidities are present.

People who experience irregular or delayed periods, as well as signs of elevated androgen levels, such as facial hair development, male pattern baldness, acne, and difficulty losing weight, should get tested for PCOS Profile 1 test.


If you have irregular, heavy, or missed periods, as well as persistent weight gain, you should be evaluated for PCOS. You should also get tested if you have symptoms of high androgen levels, such as male pattern baldness, acne, or uncontrollable hair growth, especially facial hair.

Before a blood test for PCOS, it is advised to fast for 10–12 hours.

Your doctor may recommend other tests with PCOS profile 1 test they include:

  1. DHEAS (androgen).
  2. Insulin fasting test.
  3. Prolactin levels.
  4. Inflammatory markers.
  5. Complete vitamins and minerals test.
  6. Thyroid function test.
  7. Liver and kidney function test.
  • PCOS Screening
  • PCOD Screening
  • Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS)
  • Postprandial Blood Sugar (PPBS)
  • Homeostatic Model Assessment for Insulin Resistance (HOMA)
  • Free testosterone
  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
  • Luteinizing Hormone (LH)
  • Prolactin
  • 17 Hydroxy Progesterone (17-OHP)
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