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    AMH

    Are you planning a fertility check-up or are you about to start an IVF cycle?

    AMH might be one of the tests your fertility expert will ask for. AMH (Anti-Mullerian Hormone) is a hormone produced by the follicles and it is indicative of the ovarian reserve (how many eggs are left in the ovaries). Its value changes in time (it diminishes) as a woman gets older because the eggs in the ovaries get depleted over time. You can test your AMH levels on any day of your cycle by a blood test. Depending on the lab, the result of this test may be measured in different units. For example:

    16-30 years old: 6.1-82.1 pmol/mL
    30-40 years old: 3.4-66.7 pmol/mL
    40-50 years old: 0.12-40.7 pmol/mL
    >50 years old: <1.0 pmol/mL

    Or

    Maximum fertility: 4.0-6.8 ng/mL
    Normal fertility: 2.2-4.0 ng/mL
    Poor fertility: 0.3-2.2ng/mL
    Very poor fertility: <0.3ng/mL

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    The result of the AMH test is not the only criterion for woman’s fertility. It should always be evaluated combining the hormonal profile (FSH, LH, E2) and the results of the ultrasound scan (volume of ovaries follicle count etc). For example:

    • A high AMH level is usually measured when a woman has polycystic ovaries
    • A low AMH level is usually measured when the FSH level is high (measured on day 2-3 of the cycle) and the ovaries respond poorly to induction medication.

    Gennima | Gynaecology & Reproduction Center

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