Ovarian Reserve (AMH) Test
Egg reserve test
Women are born with their lifetime supply of eggs, and these gradually decrease in both quality and quantity with age.
What is AMH (Anti-Mullerian Hormone)
Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) is a hormone secreted by cells in developing egg sacs (follicles). The level of AMH in a woman’s blood is generally a good indicator of her ovarian reserve. AMH does not change during your menstrual cycle, so the blood sample can be taken at any time of the month – even while you are using oral contraception.
To interpret the level you should compare your own level with other women of the same age.
What will AMH test tell me?
An AMH test gives us some insight into the remaining quantity of eggs and number of fertile years you may have, but it cannot tell us much about the quality of those eggs.
The AMH test is useful if:
- you have been trying to conceive for over six months, and want to check your ovarian reserve is appropriate for your age
- you would like to conceive in the future, and just want to understand your current position
- you are considering IVF or other fertility treatments, as low levels of AMH could indicate a potentially poor response to IVF. Conversely, a high level may indicate an exaggerated response to the IVF medication
- you have had chemotherapy or ovarian surgery and want to know if it has affected your future fertility
What if I have a low AMH level?
It may indicate poor egg reserve, your GP may consider referring you to a fertility specialist for further explanation and option discussion.
How much does an AMH test Cost?
It does not cover by Medicare, hence the out-of-pocket expense is $80
If you want to find out more about the AMH blood test, and how it helps in assessing a woman’s ovarian reserve, please contact