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Future Fertility (including AMH) Blood Test
Future Fertility (including AMH) Blood Test
Future Fertility (including AMH) Blood Test
Future Fertility (including AMH) Blood Test

Future Fertility (including AMH) Blood Test

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A simple finger-prick blood test to for AMH, FSH and oestradiol to check your ovarian reserve and menopausal status.

Is it for you?

Are you planning for your future and wondering what your options are for starting a family? Are you hoping for children one day and curious about your ovarian reserve? Are you struggling to get pregnant and would like to know whether your hormones are normal for your age? Or are you about to start IVF and your specialist has asked you to have these tests? No single test can give you all the answers you need about how much time you have to start a family, or whether fertility treatment will work, but this test can help build a picture of your future fertility.
Blood sample 3 biomarkers included 3 working days turnaround

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Hormones

Hormones (3 Biomarkers)

Special instructions

You need to let us know the date of the first day of your last period (if you have them), this lets our doctors interpret your test accurately. You will receive an email asking you to complete this information in your MyMedichecks account, there is an option to tell us if you no longer have periods. This test is usually taken between days 2 and 5 of your period. Avoid taking this test when you have a fever. Allow any short term illness to settle, and take the test one week after your fever settles. Use of oestrogen containing medications such as hormone replacement therapy or the combined oral contraceptive pill can affect the results of this test. Please use your MyMedichecks account to let us know if you are taking these. You will get more accurate results if you are able to take this test during a break from your oestrogen containing medication. If you are taking a finger-prick sample and you use any form of hormone-containing gel or pessary (eg hormone replacement therapy or testosterone replacement therapy) then we recommend that you take your blood sample from a finger which has not been in contact with the gel or pessary for several weeks, wearing a glove whilst applying the medication can help with this. High dose biotin supplements can affect this test. If you are taking more than the recommended daily amount then you should not take your supplements for 2 days prior to this test. If you are taking high dose biotin for medical reasons (e.g. multiple sclerosis) then you should discuss this with your doctor. The AMH test can return lower than expected results if you are taking the contraceptive pill or another form of hormonal contraception. Levels will return to normal after stopping use of contraception. Please let us know if you have polycystic ovarian syndrome as this can cause higher than expected levels of AMH. You can record this in your medical history in your MyMedichecks account.
A woman’s ovarian reserve is a measure of the number of viable eggs a woman has in her ovaries. This simple blood test taken on day 1,2, or 3 of your menstrual cycle can determine whether your ovarian reserve is declining and if any age-related changes have begun.

This profile tests for FSH, oestradiol and AMH.

Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) controls the menstrual cycle and egg production. If your ovarian reserve is declining, the follicles are less sensitive to FSH, and it is harder for the egg to mature and ovulate. In response, your body produces more FSH to try to stimulate egg production. High levels of FSH suggest that your body is struggling to make eggs and is trying to compensate.

Oestradiol is a steroid hormone that is responsible for ovarian health. Testing oestradiol levels can determine your general hormonal health and overall ovarian function. As women get closer to menopause, their oestradiol levels fall. High levels of FSH and low levels of oestradiol can therefore indicate menopause, or premature ovarian insufficiency. 

Anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) is a hormone created by follicles within your ovary which helps to predict egg yield. The more eggs/follicles you have, the higher the anti-mullerian hormone levels are likely to be. 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. 

Measuring AMH, along with FSH and oestradiol, can help to identify premature ovarian insufficiency (early menopause) and can give your fertility specialist an idea of how well you may respond to IVF. While no single test can ever predict your chances of becoming pregnant, this test can help you in family planning and the choices you make about when to start.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP

3 simple steps

  • Take the test

    Take the test - either using your kit or visit a clinic.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample in the freepost pack to our fully accredited lab.
  • Get your results

    Get your doctor reviewed results on my.medichecks.com.
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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.