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Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) Blood Test

Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) Blood Test


A finger-prick blood test for Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH), which is sometimes used as a measure of ovarian reserve in women.
Blood sample 1 biomarker included Results estimated in 2 working days from sample receipt at lab
Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) Blood Test
Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) Blood Test
Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) Blood Test
Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) Blood Test
Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) Blood Test

Is it for you?

Are you busy with getting on with life but beginning to wonder how much time you might have left to start a family? Do you want to find out whether your ovarian reserve is normal for your age? Or are you considering fertility treatment and want to know if low AMH might reduce your chances of success? Although this AMH test cannot give you a precise answer about how many viable eggs you have left, or predict your chances of becoming pregnant, it can be used to help you in family planning if it shows that your AMH is abnormal for your age.

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Hormones

Hormones (1 Biomarker)

Special instructions

Prepare for your Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) Blood Test by following these instructions. Hormonal contraception can affect the results of this test. Taking a break from this and waiting for your periods to restart before your blood test will give more accurate results. Do not take biotin supplements for two days before this test, discuss this with your doctor if it is prescribed.

From the expert

Anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) is produced in the ovarian follicles (small fluid-filled sacs where eggs develop). Since AMH is only produced by ovarian follicles, blood levels of this hormone have been used to estimate the number of remaining viable eggs (ovarian reserve) in women. 

Testing AMH has limitations; it is only an estimate of the number of viable eggs a woman has and should not be used as a definitive test to assess the likelihood of becoming pregnant, either naturally or as the result of fertility treatment. There are many reasons why a couple may have problems conceiving, not just the number of viable follicles in the ovaries. We recommend that a low AMH test result should be followed up with an antral follicle count where a doctor will count the activated follicles within the ovaries. 

An AMH test indicates whether a woman's AMH level is normal for her age and indicates whether there's the expected number of viable eggs. It cannot measure the actual number of viable eggs, nor can it give a precise estimate for the years left that a woman has to try for pregnancy. 

AMH levels decline as you get older and reach menopause, as the quality and number of ovarian follicles decline with age. Women with polycystic ovaries can have higher than expected results for their age. This is because AMH is produced in the ovarian follicles and women with polycystic ovaries often have high numbers of follicles in the early stages of development. 

It is important to note that some types of contraceptive pill may affect your results. If you stop taking the pill, we suggest waiting until your periods have resumed their normal cycle before taking this test. Make sure that you take an alternative form of contraception if you are not planning to become pregnant.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP
Chief Medical Officer

Why take this test?

  • You are curious about your future fertility while recognising that this test will not give you a definitive answer
  • You want to check your ovarian reserve is appropriate for your age
  • You are considering IVF and have been advised to have an AMH test
  • You want to use AMH to investigate polycystic ovaries

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Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.