Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

The polycystic ovary syndrome sample collection consists of DNA samples from participants aged 18-40 with PCOS (fulfilling all the Rotterdam consensus criteria for all three criteria of irregular menses biochemical hyperandrogenism and polycystic ovaries on ultrasound). Ethnicity or geographic distribution of participants is not being restricted although the majority of participants are Caucasian and living in Hull.

Samples are being collected under the leadership of Dr Thozhukat Sathyapalan and Professor Stephen Atkin (Hull York Medical School), in order to develop a genetic database of patients with PCOS and age matched controls.

Collection commenced: May 2010 (ongoing)

If you would like further information about this sample collection please contact us.