Tests and early treatments

Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) is a hormone measured in the blood which indicates the number of immature eggs a woman has left in her body. It is not an exact test but is a good indicator of the number of eggs a woman will have collected during an IVF cycle. As the number of eggs in a woman’s ovary reduces the AMH reduces as well.

Who is AMH best suited for?

AMH measurement is not 100% reliable and can be artificially lower in women who are very young, who are taking the contraceptive pill or who are very lean exercisers or those with pituitary problems.    

When can the test be performed?

It can be collected at any time of the menstrual cycle.  

Does AMH predict if you’ll have a baby?

AMH is not a predictor of whether a woman will have a live birth.  Age is the best predictor of whether a woman will have a live birth or not.  AMH indicates the quantity of eggs remaining in a woman’s ovary and does not indicate the quality of the eggs in the ovary.  

AMH costs

It is not funded by Medicare and costs between $80 and $90.  

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