When should lab samples be obtained for the workup of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?

Updated: Sep 19, 2019
  • Author: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG; Chief Editor: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG  more...
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Samples for laboratory studies should be drawn early in the morning, with the patient in a fasting state; in women with regular menses, samples should be taken between days 5 and 9 of the menstrual cycle. [37] A serum human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) level should be checked to rule out pregnancy in women with oligomenorrhea or amenorrhea.


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