Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Adults Testing Algorithm

Diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in adults relies on evidence of ovulatory dysfunction, hyperandrogenism, and/or polycystic ovary morphology (PCOM). The presence of two of these three features, whether detected via clinical examination or laboratory results, confirms a diagnosis of PCOS when other potential causes have been ruled out. Notably, diagnostic criteria and testing recommendations vary for adolescents; refer to the ARUP Consult Polycystic Ovary Syndrome - PCOS topic or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Adolescents Testing Algorithm for additional information.

ARUP Laboratory Tests

Exclusionary Testing

Biochemical Hyperandrogenism Testing

Ovulatory Dysfunction Testing

Polycystic Ovary Morphology Testing