Women are born with more number of eggs that are required for their lifetime supply. The quality and quantity of these eggs gradually decrease with their age. 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 usually a good indicator of her ovarian reserve. AMH does not alter during the time of menstrual cycle, so the blood sample can be taken at any time of the month - even while the women are using oral contraception. Low test results can forecast issues with ovarian reserves.
Women with high levels of AMH are more tend towards ovarian stimulation for IVF and there is a possibility of retrieving high amount of quality eggs. Usually, more eggs with IVF gives high success rates.
- AMH high levels have high success rates of IVF, possibility of retrieving more eggs, higher live birth rates and there is a more chance of freezing leftover embryos.
- Low levels of AMH predict lower success rates.
- IVF is not recommended for the couples with low levels of AMH.
The general AMH levels of the women under age 35 are: