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Testing of Ovarian Aging
Blood tests for follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), Estradiol (E2) and Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) can be used to check ovarian reserves and adequate egg function. A sonographic antral follicle count gives similar information. See links below for more complete information.
When these tests are abnormal, fertility decreases and the chance of miscarriage increases. These tests may be most useful in women over 40 as a guide for IVF, but can be used in younger women to give an estimate of egg reserves.
The FSH and E2 are done on day 3 (day 2 to 4) of a menstrual cycle.
The AMH can be done at any tine during a cycle.
An antral follicle count is done day 2 to 5 of a cycle.
Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago
International Premature Ovarian Failure
Association, Inc. (IPOFA)
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
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