examination AMH

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It is believed that during one cycle it occurs in adult women to extinction of 40-100 eggs. Some women may be running out of eggs and premature menopause before 40 years of age. This is a very individual process.

Currently, any woman who plans to delay motherhood in the future, have the possibility of having to measure individual ovarian reserve by determining the concentration of AMH (Anti-Müllerian hormone) in the blood.

What’s AMH?

The anti-müllerian hormone is a hormone produced by the follicles in the ovaries. Its level is directly related to the number of follicles. On the basis of AMH concentration in blood it can be estimated an individual ovarian egg reserve. The increase AMH concentration occurs in adolescence, after the age of about 30 years begins to decline and the concentration of AMH in menopause stops completely.

AMH is a good indicator whether the number of eggs is sufficient and if the fertility of the women is optimal, or whether her ability to conceive decreases.

When to undergo an AMH test?

Findings AMH levels is recommended in women who delay pregnancy until a later age, as well as women with a family anamnesis of premature menopause. Determination of AMH values can be used for monitoring the state of ovarian reserve and ovaries in women after an ovaries surgery in women with severe endometriosis and after chemotherapy.

Investigations AMH have great significance in assisted reproduction. AMH levels are useful for predicting response during the hormonal stimulation of the ovaries. Blood collection for examination AMH can be performed on any day of the menstrual cycle. Examination of AMH is not covered by health insurance.