75% of women with PCOS are undiagnosed.
Are you one of them?
Discover the underlying cause of symptoms like acne, irregular periods, and infertility.
Do these symptoms sound familiar?
- Irregular periods or no periods at all
- Difficulty getting pregnant
- Excessive hair growth (hirsutism) – usually on the face, chest, back, or buttocks
- Unexplainable weight gain
- Thinning hair and hair loss from the head
- Acne or oily skin
PCOS may be to blame.
Identify the root cause of your symptoms
The At-Home PCOS Screening Kit
This PCOS screening makes it easier than ever to measure 8 hormones and other biomarkers commonly affected by PCOS.
- Simple sample collection
- Easy-to-understand results in 3-5 days
- No doctor or lab visit required
What is PCOS?
And why is screening so important?
PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) is a condition in which the ovaries produce an abnormal amount of male sex hormones.
It affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age.
Sadly, most women are unaware they have it until they face difficulties with fertility. But PCOS can affect far more than reproductive health.
If left untreated, PCOS can lead to serious health conditions like metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and mental health issues.
Early detection and treatment are vital.
By being proactive about your health, you may be able to improve many of your symptoms AND mitigate your risk for more serious outcomes.
It starts with one simple step: screening.
If left untreated, PCOS can lead to serious health conditions.
How it Works
Screening for PCOS is as easy as 1-2-3.
Step 1: Collect Sample
When your kit arrives, follow the instructions to collect your sample.
Step 2: Return Sample
Return your sample to one of our CLIA-certified lab partners using the prepaid shipping bag included in your kit.
Step 3: Access Results
We will notify you when your results are ready. You can access them in our secure online portal.
Order your PCOS Screening Kit today to get started!
The PCOS Screening Kit measures the following biomarkers:
You may have heard cortisol referred to as the “stress hormone.” That’s because you produce more of it when you’re stressed.
Women with PCOS may have higher cortisol levels than normal because of the chronic low-grade inflammation and insulin resistance that are often associated with the condition.
DHEA is a hormone produced by your adrenal glands. Your body uses it to make androgens and estrogens (male and female sex hormones).
Women with PCOS often have higher DHEA levels, which can lead to symptoms such as excess body hair and acne.
While testosterone is the primary male sex hormone, it’s also produced in small amounts in women. Women with PCOS often have high testosterone levels. This can lead to symptoms like excess body hair, acne, and irregular periods.
*This test measures free testosterone
This is a type of estrogen, the primary female sex hormone. In PCOS, the balance between estrogen and progesterone can be disrupted. This can lead to irregular periods and other symptoms.
HbA1c (Hemoglobin A1c) is a marker that shows the average level of blood sugar (glucose) over the past 2 to 3 months. It’s used to diagnose and monitor diabetes.
Women with PCOS have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. A high HbA1c level might suggest that a woman with PCOS is developing insulin resistance or diabetes.
hs-CRP (High-sensitivity C-reactive protein) is a marker of inflammation in the body.
Women with PCOS often have low-grade inflammation. This can contribute to insulin resistance and a higher cardiovascular disease risk (both associated with PCOS).
This is a female sex hormone produced by the ovaries after ovulation. It helps prepare the uterus for a fertilized egg.
If ovulation doesn’t occur—which is common in women with PCOS—progesterone levels can be lower than usual, leading to irregular periods.
TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) is produced by your pituitary gland. It stimulates your thyroid to produce thyroid hormones, which regulate your body’s metabolism.
Doctors might check TSH levels during an evaluation because some women with PCOS have thyroid problems.
With the Home Test Box PCOS Screening, you may be able to…
- Finally, get to the bottom of unexplainable symptoms like weight gain or unusual hair growth.
- Find out why you’re skin is breaking out despite trying EVERY over-the-counter skincare product.
- Measure your hormones without disrupting your routine.
- Test privately if you feel uncomfortable discussing your concerns with your provider.
- Take your health into your own hands if your provider isn’t taking your symptoms seriously– it’s more common than you think!
There is no cure for PCOS, but treatment is available.
The sooner you get a diagnosis, the sooner you can start treatment.
Although the PCOS Screening won’t be able to diagnose the disorder, it will give you a better understanding of your body’s hormonal balance and act as your ally when seeking medical attention.
PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome, is a hormonal disorder that occurs in women during their reproductive years. It can cause infrequent or prolonged periods and an excess of androgen hormone in the body.
The ovaries may also develop many small fluid-filled sacs, called cysts, which contain immature eggs that do not release regularly. The exact cause of PCOS is unknown, but early detection and treatment, as well as weight loss, can help to reduce the risk of long-term complications like heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
The PCOS Screening requires you to self-collect a blood sample and a saliva sample.
To collect the saliva sample, you will spit inside a saliva collection tube in the morning.
The blood sample requires you to prick your finger and drop five blood spots on the card.
You can find detailed sample collection instructions here.
Your kit will include the following:
- Blood collection card
- Saliva tube
- Alcohol pad
- Sterile gauze
- Two lancets
- Two biohazard bags
- Adhesive bandage
- Prepaid return shipping label
- Return envelope
At-home testing is accurate as long as you follow the instructions.
Home Test Box only partners with CLIA-certified labs, which possess the highest levels of accreditation. These are the same labs used by primary care providers.
There is currently no cure for PCOS. However, the condition can be managed effectively with appropriate treatment and lifestyle changes, allowing women with PCOS to lead healthy, productive lives.
Treatment options will often depend on the symptoms a person with PCOS is trying to manage. Possible options include lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise, medications like birth control to regulate menstrual cycles and reduce insulin resistance, and fertility treatments for women who want to get pregnant.
Your doctor can work with you on a treatment plan.
Benefits to at-home testing:
- Convenience: No need for appointments or long waiting times at the doctor’s office of labs. You can take the test at your convenience.
- Simple sample collection: The kit comes with clear, step-by-step instructions, making it easy to use.
- Confidentiality: The results are delivered directly to you via our secure online portal, ensuring privacy.
Please keep in mind that this is not a diagnostic test, and PCOS is not the only cause of hormonal imbalances. Additionally, this test does not rule out PCOS, as symptoms among women with PCOS vary widely, and not all women with PCOS will have the same hormonal imbalances.