Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) is a hormone produced by the ovaries. It is a marker of ovarian reserve, which refers to the number and quality of eggs a woman has remaining in her ovaries.
AMH testing is a blood test that measures the level of AMH in a woman’s blood. The results of the test can provide information about a woman’s ovarian reserve, which can be helpful in assessing her fertility.
AMH testing is not necessary for all women, but it may be recommended in certain situations, such as:
- Fertility evaluation: AMH testing may be recommended as part of a fertility evaluation for women who are having difficulty conceiving.
- Assessing ovarian function: AMH testing may be recommended for women who are at risk for premature ovarian failure, such as those with a family history of early menopause or those who have had chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
- Monitoring fertility treatments: AMH testing may be used to monitor the response to fertility treatments, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF).
It is important to note that while AMH testing can provide information about a woman’s ovarian reserve, it cannot predict her chances of getting pregnant or the success of fertility treatments. Other factors, such as age and overall health, also play a role in fertility.
Ultimately, whether or not to undergo AMH testing is a personal decision that should be made in consultation with our fertility doctor based on individual circumstances and concerns.