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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

PCOS is a growing health concern in the U.S.

  • Five to ten percent of all women ages 15-50 have PCOS1
  • Nearly five million women are affected, many are often unaware they have it or are misdiagnosed

PCOS can lead to a greater risk for developing other conditions

  • PCOS may cause infertility, metabolic syndrome and cosmetic issues
  • Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, including heart attack and hypertension are more likely for women with PCOS1
  • Women with PCOS are at a greater risk of developing insulin resistance which is found in 50-70%2 of women with PCOS

Early diagnosis can lessen risk of developing other conditions and lead to better patient management

  • Early diagnosis can help reduce the risk of developing associated diseases
  • Testosterone by Tandem Mass Spectrometry provides you with more accurate test results than other methodologies3
  • A full portfolio of Endocrine testing from Sonora Quest Laboratories offers reliable results for accurate diagnoses


Steroid Hormones to test for PCOS:

Test Name Test Code
Testosterone, Free & Total by LC/MS/MS 702723
DHEA-S 9189

Additional tests for PCOS:

Test Name Test Code
LH 9275
FSH 9215

Available tests to rule out other disorders:

Test Name Test Code
Hydroxyprogesterone, 17-, by LC/MS/MS 10130
Cortisol 8012
Prolactin 8035

Testing for associated diseases:

Test Name Test Code
Glucose Tolerance Test Multiple
Hemoglobin A1c 9230
Insulin 9265
TSH 8055
Lipid Panel 1877



  1. “Revised 2003 consensus on diagnostics criteria and long term health risks related to polycystic ovary syndrome.” Fertility and Sterility Vol 81 No. 1 Jan 2004.
  2. Azziz R, Marin C, Hoq L, Badamgara E, Song P. “Health Care-Related Economic Burden of the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome during the Reproductive Life Span.” JCEM Vol 90 No. 8 4560-4658, 2005.
  3. Wang C, Catlin D, Demers L, Starcevic B, Swerdloff R. “Measurement of Total Serum Testosterone in Adult Men: Comparison of Current Laboratory Methods Versus Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry.” JCEM Vol 89 No. 2 534-543, 2004.