AMH Testing for Fertility Forecasting in Palm Beach
Trust Our Knowledgeable Florida Fertility Specialist - Dr. Mark Denker
The first step towards improving your fertility is to educate yourself
and take measures to learn about your options. Fortunately, there are
many forms of testing which can help you to understand your own fertility.
At Palm Beach Fertility Center, we offer a relatively new fertility test
which provides information about the supply of remaining eggs in your ovaries.
This blood test can measure anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) levels released
by developing eggs, and help predict your fertility potential. Depending
on the results, Dr. Denker will put your mind at ease and help you make
a proactive plan to include fertility preservation or
From Follicle to Fetus: Your Pregnancy
AMH testing measures a hormone that is only produced by granulose cells
found in follicles at their earliest stage of growth, before they can
be seen on ultrasound. Primary follicles release AMH and the level is
thought to reflect the number of immature follicles left in the “waiting”
phase at the earliest stage of development.
- The stages of pregnancy are as follows:
- Primordial follicle – microscopic
- AMH testing targets the primary follicle
- Mature follicle
- Released egg
- Fertilized egg
Testing AMH Hormone Levels at Palm Beach Fertility Center
Dr. Mark Denker will order a blood test at our fertility clinic. Unlike
other fertility tests, we can measure AMH levels at any time during the
menstrual cycle. Results usually arrive from our IVF lab within one week,
and we can then discuss the options for overcoming low ovarian reserve
(low AMH levels).
Exploring Your Fertility Options
For example, we may recommend fertility preservation which provides women
with the ability to freeze their eggs, donor eggs, or PGD. A high level
of AMH could indicate polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), which we can
treat with fertility medications. AMH levels alone do not provide comprehensive
information about your fertility. There are a variety of other factors
which contribute to your reproductive potential and other tests can be
completed to diagnose female infertility.
As a woman between the ages of 20s to late 30s, you can greatly benefit
from knowing the status of your ovarian reserve.
Contact us at (888) 819-5177 if you would like to have AMH testing to assess your