Salivary and serum androgens with anti-Müllerian hormone measurement for the diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome
Sathyapalan, Thozhukat; Al-Qaissi, Ahmed; Kilpatrick, Eric S.; Dargham, Soha R.; Keevil, Brian; Atkin, Stephen L.
Eric S. Kilpatrick
Soha R. Dargham
Stephen L. Atkin
To determine the predictive value of a raised androgen level with an elevated anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) for the diagnosis or exclusion of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a prospective cross-sectional study of 170 women (105 with PCOS type A and 65 normal) was undertaken. AMH was combined with one of, total serum testosterone (T); calculated free androgen index; salivary testosterone (salT); serum androstenedione (A); salivary androstenedione (salA). The diagnostic sensitivity and specificity of AMH (>35 pmol/l) alone for PCOS were 55% and 79% respectively. The diagnostic sensitivity and specificity of AMH (>35 pmol/l) with either an elevated T or raised FAI level for PCOS showed 100% specificity and a 100% positive predictive value. Conversely, diagnostic exclusion of PCOS was shown by an AMH
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Dec 1, 2018|
|Publisher||Nature Publishing Group|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Sathyapalan, T., Al-Qaissi, A., Kilpatrick, E. S., Dargham, S. R., Keevil, B., & Atkin, S. L. (2018). Salivary and serum androgens with anti-Müllerian hormone measurement for the diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome. Scientific reports, 8(1), doi:10.1038/s41598-018-22176-1|
|Keywords||Biomarkers; Endocrine reproductive disorders|
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