Egg Bank Test (AMH/AFC)
The AMH test is a blood test used to give an indication of ovarian reserve by measuring the Anti Mullerian Hormone. Ovarian reserve refers to the number of eggs remaining in the ovaries. These reserves decrease naturally with age.
Whilst the AMH test can provide an insight egg number, it does not give any indication about the egg quality, which declines steadily over a woman’s lifetime and by the age of 36 starts to decline rapidly. A low AMH does not mean that the eggs are poor quality and vice versa, it is just a guide to how many remain. It can be a great tool to indicate that ovarian reserve is declining, which gives you chance to seek specialist help..
Our doctors will request an AMH test prior to your appointment, so they can interpret and discuss these results with you, and what it means for your future fertility. AMH testing can be a useful guide if you have been trying to conceive for more than 6 months and are now considering IVF.
Your GP can order this test for you, and if your level indicates a lower ovarian reserve, you may then wish to see a fertility specialist.
This blood test can be taken at any time in the menstrual cycle, and results may vary if you are taking hormonal contraception. The AMH test cannot be bulk-billed and will cost around $90.