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Ovarian reserve with AMH testing
If you wish to decide to have the Ovarian reserve test at your home and at your convenience then please follow 3 easy steps.
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Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) is the best current available measure of ovarian reserve for different clinical conditions.
The AMH test is used as a representative of a woman's ovarian reserve or the remaining ovarian egg supply. With growing age, the number of small ovarian follicles decreases, so, in turn, the level of AMH in the blood will decrease.
Few women often wait too long to address their desire to conceive and sometimes miss their window for successful pregnancy.
Without an easily available test for assessing egg supply, women have had to make decisions about when to have children with little or no information about their personal risk of diminished ovarian reserve.
If you are under 35 and wish to delay pregnancy for personal reasons, consider scheduling fertility testing to assess ovarian reserve.
Anti-Müllerian hormone, or AMH, is present in very immature follicles within a woman’s ovarian reserve. A blood test administered at any time during a woman’s cycle measures AMH released by these egg-bearing follicles. AMH concentrations slowly decrease with increasing age until becoming undetectable about 5 years before the menopause.
Many studies have convincingly demonstrated that AMH is the best currently available measure of ovarian reserve under a variety of clinical situations, such as infertility treatment (especially IVF), the forecasting of reproductive lifespan, ovarian dysfunction (especially polycystic ovary syndrome) and ovarian surgery as well as premature ovarian insufficiency.
While it cannot provide definitive answers, this test is considered as an essential element in a full fertility workup, particularly for women of advanced maternal age (over 35), those with a history of failed IVF cycles or family history of premature ovarian failure.
Other reasons for evaluating your future fertility potential include:
A family history of premature ovarian failure
A personal history of autoimmune disease
Previous chemotherapy or pelvic surgeries
A history of failed IVF or unexplained infertility
Results from AMH testing may warrant proactive fertility treatment and also take necessary actions before the precious time has been missed.
Based on the results of the test, sometimes additional tests may be needed.
One should be aware that the AMH test will not give an indication as to egg quality. However, the higher the level of AMH and the bigger the pool of small follicles.