AMH stands for anti-mullerian hormone. AMH levels can be taken from a simple blood any time during your cycle. AMH blood levels are thought to reflect the size of the remaining egg supply and used in conjunction with other hormones such as FSH, estradiol, and an antral follicle count your specialist can get an early and reliable predictor of ovarian reserve (the number of remaining eggs).
In addition to understanding your egg reserve levels, AMH is also used to assess your response to medication. AMH is a better predictor of ovarian response than a woman’s age, body mass index (BMI), or FSH level alone; therefore with this information your specialist has the ability to personalise your medication dosing and treatment plans for patients at a level that wasn’t possible before.
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) generally have a higher number of early antral follicles resulting in higher baseline AMH level. AMH levels may be correlated to PCOS severity and have been found to be higher in women with insulin resistant PCOS.
Before fertility preservation treatments such as egg freezing, all specialists should advise you to take an AMH test to help determine if you're a good candidate for the treatment.
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