The AMH test measures the amount of anti-müllerian hormone in the blood. AMH can provide information about the ovarian reserve, the quantity of eggs that are left.
An AMH test is used to check a woman’s ability to produce eggs that can be fertilised for pregnancy. Your ovaries can make thousands of eggs during your life but the number declines as you get older. AMH levels help show how many eggs a woman has left. This is known as the ovarian reserve.
If your ovarian reserve is high, you may have a better chance of getting pregnant. If the ovarian reserve is low, it may mean a woman will produce less eggs during treatment. It does not mean the eggs are of poor quality or that spontaneous conception may be difficult.
A low AMH enables you to prioritise your fertility options, as you may have less time than you previously thought. However, it is only one piece of the puzzle and a low AMH is not necessarily bad news in isolation. It should simply be a trigger for further investigation.
At Thérapie Fertility we believe that all adult women should know their AMH in order to empower them to take ownership of their own fertility potential.