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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
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.

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.
Blood sample 1 biomarker included 2 working days turnaround
from sample receipt at lab

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Hormones

Hormones (1 Biomarker)

Special instructions

Do not take biotin supplements for 2 days prior to this test. If you are taking prescribed biotin you should discuss this with your doctor.
Anti-mullerian hormone (AMH), is a hormone produced by granulosa cells in ovarian follicles. Since AMH is only produced in ovarian follicles, blood levels of this hormone have been used to attempt to measure 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 you 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 ultrasound scan (an antral follicle count) where a doctor counts the activated follicles within the ovaries. 

An AMH test will indicate whether your AMH level is normal for your age. It cannot measure the actual number of viable eggs nor can it give a precise estimate of the years left that a woman has to try for pregnancy. However, the result can give an indication of whether a woman has the expected number of viable eggs for her age.

AMH levels decline as you get older and reach the 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. Please make sure that you take an alternative form of contraception if you are not planning to become pregnant.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

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

How it works

  • Take the test

    Collect your sample at home, visit a partner clinic, or we can even send a nurse to you.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample back on the same day you take it in the freepost pack to our laboratory.
  • Get your results

    View your results with doctor's advice on your personal dashboard.
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Expert interpretation <br>
of your results

Expert interpretation
of your results

One of our team of doctors will review your results and give you personalised advice based on your medical history, lifestyle and health and fitness goals.

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Important

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.