Do I Need An AMH Test?
The AMH test is useful if:
you have been trying to conceive for over six months, and want to check your ovarian reserve is appropriate for your age
you are considering IVF or other fertility treatments, as low levels of AMH could indicate a potentially poor response to IVF. Conversely, a high level may indicate an exaggerated response to the IVF medication
you have had chemotherapy or ovarian surgery and want to know if it has affected your future fertility
you suspect an ovarian tumour
you would like to conceive in the future, and just want to understand your current position
What Does The AMH Test Tell Me?
Women are born with their lifetime supply of eggs, and these gradually decrease in both quality and quantity with age.
Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) is a hormone secreted by cells in developing egg sacs (follicles). The level of AMH in a woman's blood is generally a good indicator of her ovarian reserve. AMH does not change during your menstrual cycle, so the blood sample can be taken at any time of the month - even while you are using oral contraception.