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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Aditya Ganti M.B.B.S. [2]

Overview

There is insufficient evidence to recommend routine screening for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), but according to Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) thyroid function tests, serum prolactin levels, and a free androgen index are baseline screening tests recommended for women with suspected polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

Screening

There is insufficient evidence to recommend routine screening for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), but the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) recommends the following baseline screening tests for women with suspected polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS): [1][2]

References

  1. Sheehan MT (2004). "Polycystic ovarian syndrome: diagnosis and management". Clin Med Res. 2 (1): 13–27. PMC 1069067. PMID 15931331.
  2. "Revised 2003 consensus on diagnostic criteria and long-term health risks related to polycystic ovary syndrome". Fertil. Steril. 81 (1): 19–25. 2004. PMID 14711538.



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