PCOS Diagnosis

There is no single blood test or symptom that defines or diagnoses PCOS. However there are several diagnostic criteria that DESCRIBE patients that probably have this condition which probably has diverse causes. The most commonly used criteria is the 2003 Rotterdam criteria. The Rotterdam criteria was based on a 2003 consensus meeting held in Rotterdam (Europena Society of Human Repproduction and Embryology/American Society of Reproductive Medicine consensus workshop group.

To make a PCOS diagnosis using this criteria requires two out of three of the following AND ruling out numerous conditions that can mimic the same symptoms

  1. Oligo and/or anovulation

  2. Clinical and/or biochemical signs of hyperthyroidism

  3. Polycystic ovaries by ultrasound

AND rule out the following mimics

The major criteria used for diagnosis of PCOS are listed below