Anti-mullerian hormone (AMH)
Egg Reserve Test
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.
With increasing female age, the size of their pool of remaining microscopic follicles decreases. Likewise, their blood AMH levels also decreases.
Assessment of ovarian reserve may provide insight into the remaining number of fertile years a woman has or may predict ovarian reserve prior to IVF treatment.