AMH (Anti-Müllerian hormone)
It is a hormone produced by follicles in the ovaries. The value of concentration of AMH in a women's blood can help determine the so called ovarian reserve, i.e. the amount of eggs in ovaries and their "biological age".
The amount of AMH in a woman's blood depends on the number of eggs. The value of AMH in blood also changes with age – after reaching the age of 30, the AMH value in blood starts dropping. If the value of AMH in the blood stays within the usual range, the woman's fertility is optimal. By contrast, a low value of AMH in blood indicates a high possibility of infertility.
The value of AMH in the blood is therefore an excellent indicator of a woman's ability to get pregnant.
When should you get tested?
-If someone in your family has suffered from early menopause,
-After an ovarian surgery
-During severe endometriosis
-If you postpone pregnancy for whatever reasons