Clinical Use: AMH is useful in determining the ovarian reserve to determine the correct dose of fertility drugs used in IVF.
Background: Serum AMH levels from women are lower than those in men throughout life. One potential advantage of using an AMH test as a marker of ovarian reserve is that it does not seem to change over the course of the menstrual cycle. FSH, on the other hand, must be measured on Day 2 or Day 3 of the menstrual cycle or on Day 10 if it is drawn as part of a clomid challenge test.AMH, like ovarian reserve, decreases with age. Some studies in IVF patients have shown lower AMH levels in women who responded poorly to fertility drugs.
Reference Ranges: Ambiguous genitalia:- high levels in boy; low levels in girl. No significant fluctuations of serum AMH in a Normo-ovulatory woman during the menstrual cycle.A reference range can be found in Tsepilidis S et al Human Reproduction 22 1837 – 1840 (2007)

0.2 – 4.6ng/mL represents mean +/- 2SD but take advice on this from Glasgow

Associated Diseases:
Patient Preparation: None required
Specimen Requirements: Serum (SST)
Turnaround Time: 1 week
Additional Information:
Referred Test: Referred test
Location: Glasgow Royal Infirmary