Journal of Gynecology & Neonatal Biology
Comparison of Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate to Free Testosterone and Luteinizing Hormone to Follicular Stimulating Hormone Ratios in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Women
- 1Professor, Department of Biochemistry
- 2PG Students, Department of Biochemistry
- 3Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Pt. B. D., Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India - 124001
Menaka. K, PG Student, Department of Biochemistry, Plot No. 9, Kamarajan Street, Pappanchavady, Odiumpattu Post, Puducherry 605110, India, Tel: 8059344030; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Menaka. K., et al. Comparison of Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate to Free Testosterone (DHEAS/FT) & Luteinizing Hormone to Follicular Stimulating Hormone (LH/FSH) Ratios in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Women. (2017) J Gynecol Neonatal Biol 3(1): 32-36.
© 2017 Menaka. K. This is an Open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
KeywordsDHEAS/FT; LH/FSH; PolycysticOvarian Syndrome
Objective: To compare Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate to Free Testosterone (DHEAS/FT) and Luteinizing Hormone to Follicular Stimulating Hormone (LH/FSH) ratios in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) women.
Material and Methods: The present study was done in the Department of Biochemistry in collaboration with Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in which 30 PCOS cases and 30 ages matched healthy controls were enrolled. Fasting venous blood samples were collected from cases and controls for routine biochemical and hormone analysis after obtaining written consent & complete history.
Results: We found that free testosterone of cases (10.3 ± 17.1 pg/dL) showed significantly higher values than controls (1.84 ± 1.4 pg/dL) with p = 0.011 and had significantly positive correlation with Body Mass Index (BMI) with p = 0.014. DHEAS and FSH of cases had no significant raised value than controls (p > 0.05). LH of cases (12.7 ± 8.9 mIU/mL) had significantly higher than controls (7.02 ± 6.2 mIU/mL) with p = 0.006. DHEAS/FT of cases (0.815 ± 0.95) showed significantly lower than controls (1.922 ± 1.53) with p = 0.001. LH/FSH ratio (2.25 ± 2.3) of cases was significantly higher than controls (1.01 ± 0.72) with p = 0.008. LH/FSH ratio had 30% sensitivity and 93% specificity, but DHEAS/FT ratio had 16.7% sensitivity and 100% specificity for PCOS.
Conclusion: In conclusion, DHEAS/FT ratio can be considered as a specific marker than LH/FSH ratio and LH/FSH ratio as a better sensitive marker than DHEAS/FT ratio in PCOS women.