What’s your number? Tuesdays 12 PM- 4 PM and Thursdays 8 AM- 10 AM throughout April we are hosting FREE AMH screenings- no appointment is required to come in during these days and times!
Visit our office at 4612 Chamberlain Lane, suite 200, Louisville-any Tuesday and Thursday in April during our open screening times- and we will be all ready for you to walk in for your screening test- plan to be here for approximately 10-20 minutes.
Questions? Need more info? Call us anytime 502 996 4480
Why should you get an AMH test?
For most women, age best predicts the chance of conception each month. However, despite having regular menstrual cycles and normal periods, many women will lose their fertility sooner than expected. There are several tests which help predict whether a woman may have a faster biological clock, such as the anti-müllerian hormone (AMH) test. This test helps to estimate what is called “ovarian reserve” by measuring the number of follicles developing in the ovary at a particular time.
Why is ovarian reserve testing important?
According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, ovarian reserve testing is especially useful for women who have a higher risk of reduced ovarian reserve including:
* Women who are over age 35 years;
* Women with a family history of early menopause;
* Women with only one ovary;
* Women with a history of ovarian surgery, chemotherapy or pelvic radiation therapy;
* Women with unexplained infertility; and
* Women who have shown poor response to ovarian stimulation.
How can doctors evaluate ovarian reserve?
Today, there are several tests that can be performed to predict whether a woman can produce an egg or eggs of good quality as well as how well her ovaries are responding to the hormonal signals from the brain. These tests include blood tests for certain hormones, such as FSH and AMH, as well as a transvaginal ultrasound to count the number of follicles or egg sacs seen during the early part of a menstrual cycle.
What is AMH?
Anti-müllerian hormone, or AMH, is a protein substance produced by granulosa cells in ovarian follicles. A woman’s AMH level is one indicator of the quantity and quality of eggs that she has. If AMH levels are too low, women may have trouble conceiving. Since AMH is produced only in small ovarian follicles, blood levels of this substance are often used to measure the size of the pool of growing follicles in women. At Kentucky Fertility Institute, our fertility specialists often recommend AMH testing as part of an infertility evaluation.
When is the test performed?
Checking your AMH level involves a simple blood test. AMH testing can be completed at any time. Your menstrual cycle does not affect your AMH level, so doctors do not need to plan testing for a specific day in the cycle.
Come in anytime during our special screening days and hours!