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Table 1 The different diagnostic criteria for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

From: Polycystic ovary syndrome: a complex condition with psychological, reproductive and metabolic manifestations that impacts on health across the lifespan

National Institutes of Health criteria consensus statement [83] European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology/American Society for Reproductive Medicine consensus statement [20] Androgen Excess Society position statement [21]
Oligo-ovulation and clinical and/or biochemical signs of hyperandrogenism, and exclusion of other aetiologies* Two out of three of: oligo-ovulation and/or anovulation, clinical and/or biochemical signs of hyperandrogenism, or polycystic ovaries, and exclusion of other aetiologies* Hyperandrogenism (hirsutism and/or hyperandrogeniaemia), ovarian dysfunction (oligoanovulation and/or polycystic ovaries), and exclusion of other androgen excess related disorders*
  1. Table adapted from [14], with permission of Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.
  2. *Congenital adrenal hyperplasia, androgen-secreting tumours, Cushing's syndrome, 21-hydroxylase-deficient non-classic adrenal hyperplasia, androgenic/anabolic drug use or abuse, syndromes of severe insulin resistance, thyroid dysfunction, hyperprolactinaemia.