Who can be tested?
Women seeking information about their Ovarian Reserve to assist with planning for a pregnancy, now or sometime in the future.
Women who have been trying to conceive for over six months, and are looking for reassurance that their ovarian reserve is appropriate for their age. If the test results come back normal they can keep trying to conceive naturally.
Women considering IVF and other fertility treatments. The AMH level, in conjunction with a Pelvic Morphology Scan & Antral Follicle Count (AFC), is seen as a good predictor of IVF success.
Women who have had chemotherapy or ovarian/endometrial surgery and want to find out what effect it has had on their future fertility.
What does the test involve?
A simple blood sample taken at any time in the menstrual cycle. A test will then be used to measure AMH (Anti-Mullerian Hormone). The cost is approximately $55 per Blood Test (no Medicare rebate). The patient will be presented with a report indicating whether the levels of AMH are Normal, Low or Raised. This reading, in conjunction with the Pelvic Morphology Scan, will determine the patients options.
No doctor referral is required.
What to do next if you want an AMH test done?
Simply contact your regular GP for a consultation and request an AMH blood test when you see your doctor. The results of the test will be sent to your GP and they can interpret the results for you.