Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) is produced by developing ovarian follicles (pouches which contain the eggs) growing in the ovary. Measurement of AMH is useful when assessing fertility and can help determine how well a woman may respond to fertility treatment. AMH can be measured by a simple blood test on any given day during the menstrual cycle. Here are three reasons why you may consider testing your AMH levels:
1. Understand if your AMH levels are normal for your age
As women age, the number of follicles in the body decrease. Levels in AMH typically rise until early adulthood and peak after puberty and will typically decline after the age of 35 becoming undetectable during menopause. Levels can also decrease as a result of hormone imbalances, illness, medication and genetics.
2. Useful in assessing your fertility
Whilst an AMH test is not a direct fertility test, it is a useful indicator of how well a person may respond to fertility treatment. The NHS outline that the number of follicles remaining is reflective of the number of eggs present in the ovaries. Understanding your AMH levels can be a tool used to help plan optimal treatment to give you the best chance of achieving a successful outcome.
3. AMH levels help you understand your health more.
Knowledge is power when it comes to your health. Gain an understanding of your current health and future health risks with Randox Health. Read more on about Anti-Mullerian Hormone on our what we do blog post which breaks down what AMH levels mean for you. Understanding your AMH levels will allow you to take action to benefit your personal health.
Find out if your AMH readings are normal for your age with a simple blood test at Randox Health. A report will provide a breakdown of your results and what they mean for you. At Randox Health, you have the option of testing both in-clinic and at home where you can gain an understanding of your AMH level from the comfort of your own home.