AMH testing is an important tool for assessing ovarian reserve
AMH, or anti müllerian hormone, is secreted by the granulosa cells in ovarian follicles, cells which support egg development. As ovarian reserve declines, the levels of this hormone also decline, becoming undetectable after menopause and making it an important measurement of ovarian reserve. AMH testing is a helpful tool often included in our Nashville Fertility Center infertility evaluation.
Why is it important to measure ovarian reserve?
Ovarian reserve is an important indicator of a woman’s ability to get pregnant. It refers to a woman’s current and future fertility potential. AMH testing provides us with the level of this hormone, which relates directly to ovarian reserve. AMH testing is one element of the blood testing portion of our Nashville Fertility Center infertility evaluation. We also test LH, or luteinizing hormone, levels and FSH, or follicle stimulating hormone.
At Nashville Fertility Center, we use the results of ovarian reserve testing, along with a woman’s health history, physical examination and other tests, to predict current and future fertility. During this process, we may also recommend genetic screening for any patient who is hoping to get pregnant. This evaluation allows us to design an individual treatment plan for each woman and her partner that will provide the best solutions to any infertility or genetic issues that we may find.
The AMH testing procedure and test results
There is no preparation needed for AMH testing—it simply involves a blood draw. AMH testing may be conducted at any time during the menstrual cycle, and test results are not affected by birth control pills.
Our Nashville Fertility Center team will discuss your AMH testing results and what they mean as part of our discussion about your fertility potential.
- In general, if your results are normal, the levels of AMH will be 1.0 ng/ml or higher.
- Low normal range is 0.7-0.9 ng/ml.
- Low is 0.3—0.6 ng/ml and very low is ˂0.3 ng/ml.
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