AMH is a protein produced by developing eggs in your ovaries, and can be measured as an indicator of your fertility.
At Superdrug Online Doctor, we offer an AMH test kit which checks how much AMH you have in your blood. When you get your results, our doctors can tell you if you have a the expected amount of AMH in your blood, and if you need to discuss your fertility with a specialist.
|AMH Blood Test||Includes return postage and packaging for test||£79.00|
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AMH stands for anti-Müllerian hormone, which is a protein produced in your ovaries. The amount of AMH in your blood is proportional to the number of eggs your ovaries can produce, which is a good indicator of your current fertility.
What are ovarian follicles?
Ovarian follicles are small fluid-filled sacs that develop eggs in your ovaries. Each follicle contains a single egg, which is released when you ovulate. You’re born with a set number of ovarian follicles, which falls naturally as you age, and your body can’t make any more.
Ovarian follicles release AMH, which is why AMH levels can be measured to check your fertility. Higher AMH levels are usually a sign that you have more ovarian follicles remaining, which increases the chances that you will release a healthy egg.
How many eggs do women have?
You’re born with around a million ovarian follicles, which falls to around 300,00 by the time puberty starts. However, you’ll normally release one egg each cycle, and not every follicle will become a viable egg. Over your lifetime you’ll release around 300 to 400 eggs that can be fertilised.
An anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) test is a simple finger-prick blood test that measures how much AMH you have in your blood. Because your levels of AMH stays the same throughout your cycle, you can take this test at any point in your menstrual cycle.
An AMH test will be able to give you a good idea of your ovarian reserve; a term used to describe how many follicles there are in your ovaries. However, an AMH test cannot tell you what the quality of these follicles are, or how quickly you are losing them.
Your AMH levels will fall naturally as you get older, so a ‘good’ AMH level will depend on your age. The higher your AMH, the higher your chances of releasing a healthy egg are, so a higher result is usually better. Below is a handy table that shows normal levels of AMH by age.
|Age Range||Normal Range of AMH (pmol/L)|
|20 - 24||8.7 - 83.6|
|25 - 29||6.3 - 70.3|
|30 - 34||4.1 - 58.0|
|35 - 39||1.1 - 53.5|
|40 - 44||0.2 - 39.1|
|45 - 50||0.1 - 19.3|
When you get the results of your AMH test from our doctors, they’ll also give you some helpful advice on what to do next.
If your AMH levels are higher than expected for your age, then you should speak to your GP to get checked for polycystic ovary syndrome.
If your levels are lower than expected for your age, you may want to visit a specialist fertility clinic to discuss what options are available to you.