AMH (Anti-Mullerian hormone)

Anti-Mullerian hormone / AMH Test

Ovarian reserve check

Anti-Mullerian hormone / AMH Test
The AMH test

The AMH (Anti-Müllerian Hormone) test is a blood test that measures the levels of a hormone called Anti-Mullerian hormone in a woman’s body. AMH is produced by cells in the ovaries and can provide information about a woman’s ovarian reserve, which refers to an estimated idea of the number of eggs she has remaining.

The test is often used to assess a woman’s fertility potential. By measuring AMH levels, we can estimate the number of eggs a woman has left and predict her response to fertility treatments like in vitro fertilisation (IVF). Higher AMH levels generally indicate a larger ovarian reserve, while lower levels may suggest a reduced number of eggs.

The AMH test
Women are born with approximately 1 million eggs

By the time they reach puberty, only about 300,000 eggs remain. Each month, during a woman’s menstrual cycle, the ovaries will release approximately 500 eggs, although only one of these eggs typically matures fully for potential fertilisation. This mature egg is released during ovulation.

As women age, the number and quality of their eggs naturally decline. By the age of 38, some women may experience fertility difficulties due to a low egg reserve. This decline in egg quantity and quality is a normal part of the aging process and is influenced by various factors, including genetics and lifestyle.

Women are born with approximately 1 million eggs
It's important to note

Reproductive health can vary widely among individuals. While the decline in egg reserve with age is a natural stage, it does not mean that all women will experience potential fertility issues at the same age.

Some women may have a higher egg reserve and be able to maintain good fertility even in their late 30s or early 40s, while others may face challenges a lot earlier than that.

This is why it’s important to know your reproductive health status through a check-up in your late 20’s and early 30’s. Understanding your fertility profile can help you make informed decisions about planning for a family and seeking appropriate guidance if needed.

It's important to note

What is the AMH Test?

The AMH (Anti-Müllerian Hormone) test measures the level of AMH in a woman's blood, which helps assess her ovarian reserve and predict her reproductive lifespan. This hormone is produced directly by the ovarian follicles and is considered an indicator of how many eggs a woman still has in her ovarian reserve.

Why should I consider taking the AMH test?

ReproMed offers the AMH test as a part of our initial fertility assessment. It can be a useful tool for women who are planning their family or considering fertility treatments. Understanding your AMH levels can help in making informed decisions about potential interventions or the timing of conception.

How do I prepare for the AMH test?

No special preparation is required for the AMH test. It is a simple blood test that can be taken at any time during your menstrual cycle.

Do I need to fast before taking the AMH test?

No. Fasting is not required for an AMH blood test.

How is the AMH test performed?

The AMH test is performed at one of our clinics through a blood draw. The sample is then sent to a laboratory for analysis, and the results are interpreted by a ReproMed fertility specialist.

Your appointment lasts around 15 minutes and it will be performed by one of our nurses.

When can I expect the results of my AMH test?

Results from the AMH test are usually available 2-3 days after the sample has been taken. Our team will contact you to discuss the results and any further steps that might be recommended based on the outcome.

What do the results of the AMH test mean?

AMH levels can give insight into the number of viable eggs remaining in the ovaries. Higher levels generally indicate a greater number of eggs, while lower levels may suggest a reduced ovarian reserve. However, AMH is just one part of fertility assessment and should ALWAYS be analysed by a specialist as it can also indicate other issues such as PCOS.

Therefore, AMH tests must be interpreted in the context of other clinical and laboratory findings by a specialist in reproductive health. If you have any questions about your results, please get in touch with us via Patient Portal.

How can I schedule an AMH test?

You can book your test online using our booking system or contact us via email at

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