Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) test through blood sample.
This hormone is secreted by the pre-antral and small antral follicles in the female ovary. These are small follicles that can later grow into mature follicles which produce the oocytes (eggs) that will be required for your pregnancy. AMH is only produced by these very small follicles that are not detectable by ultrasound or other hormone markers such as FSH and Inhibin B. These levels are very low in women who have diminished ovarian reserve and very high in women who may have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). As such, it is a useful marker to help us determine the quantity and quality of the follicles remaining in the ovary. This is referred to as your ovarian “reserve.”
We have found this test to be tremendously useful. We use the results in combination with several other markers and procedures to determine the most appropriate course of therapy. AMH will provide an additional piece of very useful and specific information about your available egg supply, essentially functioning as an early warning system alerting to the possibility of decreased fertility potential.
- TESTS FOR FALLOPIAN TUBE HEALTH:
An HSG (hysterosalpingogram) is normally conducted to assess the quality of Fallopian tube
- TESTS FOR UTERINE HEALTH:
Regular ultrasound or saline infusion sonogram can identify abnormalities of the uterus, growths within the uterus, and the thickness of the uterine lining. Endometrial biopsy can evaluate the uterine lining for abnormal cells and proper hormone levels.