Anti-mullerian hormone, or AMH, is a substance that is produced by granulosa cells in ovarian follicles.
Since Anti-mullerian hormone is produced only in small ovarian follicles, blood levels of this substance have been used to attempt to measure the size of the pool of growing follicles in women.
Research shows that the size of the pool of growing follicles is heavily influenced by the size of the pool of remaining primordial follicles (microscopic follicles in "deep sleep"). Therefore, anti-mullerian hormone blood levels are thought to reflect the size of the remaining egg supply - or ovarian reserve.
Since a considerable proportion of subfertility is due to postponement of childbearing, measurement of ovarian reserve is of interest to women in general. Anti-mullerian hormone is becoming increasingly used in General, Oncology and Assisted Reproduction practice. Assessment of ovarian reserve may provide insight into the remaining number of fertile years a woman has or may predict ovarian reserve prior to IVF treatment.
AMH levels decrease in pre-menopausal women as the quality and number of ovarian follicles decline with age. It cannot measure the actual number of oocytes, but it strongly correlates with the size of the ovarian follicle pool.
This test is for women who may be postponing having children due to their career or whose mothers may have had an early menopause, and who wish to predict the remaining number of fertile years available to them.
We send you an easy-to-use kit to collect your blood sample.
Post your sample to our lab in the prepaid envelope provided.
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Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.
We will send you your Anti-Mullerian Hormone finger-prick blood test sample collection kit which contains everything you need to take your blood sample in the comfort of your own home. If you are unsure about completing a finger-prick blood sample collection you will have the opportunity to select a clinic-based venous blood sample collection or choose to go our London laboratory during the checkout process.How to collect a finger-prick blood sample
Your Anti-Mullerian Hormone test includes 1st class postage and packaging for you to send your blood sample directly to our laboratory for analysis. If you live in an area where you cannot rely on the post or you simply want to ensure that your sample arrives at the laboratory the following day, you may wish to send your blood sample guaranteed next day delivery for extra reassurance.
Your blood sample will be analysed at one of our chosen laboratories. You can be assured of fast, accurate results from one of our accredited independent providers of clinical diagnostic tests.
Our medical team will comment on out-of-range blood test results and give you follow-up advice where necessary. If you need it, a PDF copy of your Anti-Mullerian Hormone test results can be downloaded for your doctor.
Once you have placed your order you will receive login details to mymedichecks.com where you can manage your account, track your orders and view your Anti-Mullerian Hormone test results.
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