Particulars?The results will follow within a week.
Anti-Mullerian Hormone - What is it?The Anti-Mullerian Hormone or Anti-Mullerian Hormone, or AMH for short, plays an important role in the sexual maturation of boys during development in the womb. In women it contributes to the development of the follicles.
Since AMH is produced in certain specialized cells of the follicles, we can relate the stock in the ovaries to the AMH value. The production and maturation of many follicles in the ovaries (ovaries) can lead to cyst formation. These cysts can obstruct the output ducts or even cause pain. This occurs, for example, in polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). The AMH values will be increased.
Conversely, it can also happen that the AMH values are reduced. This occurs, for example, when too few follicles are produced and matured. When this happens at a young age, we speak of premature ovarian failure (POF). These are people who develop early menopause; they therefore cannot become pregnant. POF / POI often occurs in women between the ages of 30 and 40.
What do we determine?
AMHWith an elevated AMH value, it is important to undergo a transvaginal ultrasound for confirmation for the diagnosis of PCOS . This examination allows any cysts to be clearly depicted.
When to choose this test?Choose the AMH blood test when:
- You want to know whether you may have PCOS.
- You are researching infertility.
- You suffer from menopausal complaints at a young age.
- You are considering the diagnosis of premature ovarian failure (POF).
- You want to predict your menopause to a certain extent. In that case, FSH must also be determined.