Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Overtreating patients with low AMH levels

AMH is a relatively new blood test which is very useful in checking the ovarian reserve of women. It allows us to estimate the quantity and quality of eggs left in your ovaries, so can get a better idea of how you will respond to superovulation.  Basically, it allows us to check how young your ovaries are – and is much better than the older blood test of checking the FSH level, which was all what was available to us a few years ago.
However, like any other test, it has a lot of limitations. It provides useful information, but as with all biological systems, none of this is in black or white – these are all shades of grey. Like all tests, it needs to be interpreted by a skilled doctor, who uses his judgment to make sense of test result in the right clinical context.

Read more at http://www.drmalpani.com/overtreating-with-low-amh-levels.htm
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