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Twenty-nine patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and 30 normal women had lipoprotein lipid and androgen profiles compared after a 12-h fast. Both PCOS and normal women were evaluated in the proliferative phase of the cycle. PCOS patients had higher serum LH to FSH ratios [2.0 +/- 1.3 (+/- SEM) vs. 0.6 +/- 0.1), higher testosterone (T; 66 +/- 5 vs.(More)
The first objective of this study was to determine which plasma androgen assay or combination of assays would be the most useful in documenting hyperandrogenism in women with hirsutism, acne, oligomenorrhea, or unexplained infertility. Plasma levels of androstenedione (A), total testosterone (T), and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) were measured and(More)
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