Anti Mullerian Hormone
AMH Hormone is present in both females and males and levels in the body differ according to age and gender. In females, the amount of Anti Mullerian Hormone present indicates follicular growth. Anti Mullerian Hormone is extremely important for women during childbearing years.
AMH along with FSH (Follicular Stimulating Hormone) and LH (Luteinizing Hormone) has a balancing role in the monthly process of egg maturation and release. AMH test is also more commonly called as the Ovarian Reserve Marker because it gives an indication of a woman’s remaining egg maturation potential the likelihood of conceiving. The levels of Anti Mullerian Hormone in the blood drop significantly at the onset of menospause and virtually absent after menopause. Hence the AMH test is also a predictor for onset of Menopause.
AMH test is also more commonly used in the diagnosis of PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) PCOS is marked by excess follicles which in turn produce abnormally high amounts of AMH. This is also observed in case of a ovarian tumor. An Anti Mullerian Hormone test may be ordered when evaluating ovarian function, fertility issues, especially when considering assisted reproduction procedures such as IVF.
AMH test is not just an ovarian reserve marker but a diagnostic and prognostic marker in Non IVF setting and a predictive marker in IVF setting.
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