Hirsutism profile

This is an important test that helps diagnose hirsutism.

Finger-prick blood
5 tests included
2 days turnaround



About Hirsutism profile

What is hirsutism? Hirsutism is a disorder in women characterised by excessive hair growth. Dark, thick hair typically grows in a male-pattern on the face, back, chest, tummy, buttocks or thighs. Hirsutism is caused by an excess of male sex hormones (androgens) such as testosterone. A hormonal imbalance may be a result of an underlying condition such as polycystic ovary syndrome (POCS), Cushing’s syndrome or congenital adrenal hyperplasia.

Why take the test?

This test measures the levels of androgens, as well as follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH) (important for ovary function and androgen synthesis), and Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) (binds to androgens and oestrogen) to help diagnose hirsutism.


What's tested


How it works



Purchase your Kit

Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to your door unless you are ordering a COVID-19 Fit to Fly test where you will be given appointment options to attend our clinics across the United Kingdom for a nose and throat swab PCR test at the checkout stage.



Take your test and post

Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse. For COVID-19 Fit to Fly tests you must attend one of our partner clinics for our trained collection officers to take your sample. You will then have the results emailed to you.



Get results directly to your dashboard

You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.