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Future Fertility (with AMH) Blood Test

Future Fertility (with AMH) Blood Test

£119.00

A simple finger-prick blood test to for AMH, FSH, and oestradiol to check your ovarian reserve and menopausal status.
Blood sample 3 biomarkers included Results estimated in 3 working days from sample receipt at lab
Future Fertility (with AMH) Blood Test
Future Fertility (with AMH) Blood Test
Future Fertility (with AMH) Blood Test
Future Fertility (with AMH) Blood Test
Future Fertility (with AMH) Blood Test

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.

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Hormones

Hormones (3 Biomarkers)

Special instructions

Prepare for your Future Fertility (with AMH) Blood Test by following these instructions. Take this test two to five days after the start of your period, ideally on day three. It can be taken any time if you do not have periods. Hormonal contraception can affect this test, taking a break from this and using barrier contraception will give more accurate results. Avoid taking your sample from a finger used to apply hormone gels/pessaries in the past 4 weeks. Use gloves to apply these. Do not take biotin supplements for two days before this test, discuss this with your doctor if it is prescribed.

From the expert

A woman’s ovarian reserve is a measure of the number of viable eggs a woman has in her ovaries. This simple blood test can be taken on days one, two, or three of your menstrual cycle to determine whether your ovarian reserve is declining and if any age-related changes have begun.

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

Oestradiol is a hormone that is responsible for the health of your ovaries. 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 produced by follicles within your ovary. The more eggs/follicles you have, the higher the anti-mullerian hormone levels are likely to be - so it can help to predict egg yield. 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 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
Chief Medical Officer

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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.