AMH testing provides important information about female fertility
Patients come to Fertility Answers seeking information about their fertility potential. One of the fertility tests that our Louisiana fertility center physicians perform is antimullerian hormone, or AMH, testing. AMH testing can provide useful information about a patient’s ovarian reserve, or egg supply. Our fertility specialists can use this information to make treatment recommendations.
Our fertility specialists explain the results of AMH testing
After you receive the results of your AMH testing, you’re likely to have many questions about interpreting and acting on the conclusions. The physicians at our Louisiana fertility centers tell patients that normal AMH levels are generally associated with a healthy egg supply, while low AMH levels suggest a diminished ovarian reserve. Additionally, very high AMH levels may indicate polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, which may be managed through diet and medication.
Low, normal and high AMH levels are intended to serve as a guideline. You may fall on the borderline of two categories, and our physicians caution against jumping to conclusions when this occurs. You may have “low normal” results but a good chance of having a “normal” egg supply.
Low 1.0 ng/ml and below
Low normal 1.0-1.5 ng/ml
Normal 1.5-4.0 ng/ml
High over 4.0 ng/ml
If the results of your blood test reveal that you have low AMH levels, then it might be more difficult for you to get pregnant on your own. As a result, if you’re in a relationship and are under 35, your physician may recommend that you immediately start trying to conceive using timed intercourse or fertility treatment.
If you’re a single woman who is still looking for the right partner, your physician will likely recommend egg freezing if you have very low AMH levels. Egg freezing is a fertility-preserving procedure that allows women to preserve their eggs until they are ready for motherhood.
Patients with low AMH levels may need a more proactive approach to fertility treatment
If boosting your fertility through timed intercourse with your partner is unsuccessful, then your physician will recommend that you quickly move onto fertility treatments such as intrauterine insemination, IUI, or in vitro fertilization, IVF.
The team at our Louisiana fertility centers may recommend that some patients skip timed intercourse completely and move straight to IVF. Your physician will design an ovulation induction protocol specifically to address your unique situation.
If you’re interested in learning more about AMH testing and how the fertility specialists at Fertility Answers can help patients with low AMH levels, please contact us for an appointment.