Anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) – ovarian reserve test
Women are born with a certain number of eggs that gradually decrease both in quality and quantity with age.
Anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) is a hormone secreted by follicular cells. The levels of AMH in a woman’s blood today are one of the most reliable indicators of her ovarian reserve in eggs and a much better prognostic indicator than FSH for female fertility levels. With age, and especially after 38 years, both AMH levels fall in women. AMH does not change during your cycle, so blood collection can take place on any day of the month. [B 2]
Do I need to test for AMH?
AMH testing is very helpful if you have been trying to conceive for over six months without success and want to check if your ovarian reserve is equivalent to your age.
If your AMH levels are low you need to know that you need to speed up your reproductive processes and speak directly with experts because the success rates of IVF fall as AMH levels drop.