Also Known As
AMH Hormone Test, MIF, MIH, MIS, Mullerian-Inhibiting Factor, Mullerian-Inhibiting Hormone, Mullerian-Inhibiting Substance
The Purpose of an AMH Test
The anti-mullerian (AMH) hormone is a vital component of a woman’s health. This hormone is produced in the ovaries as puberty begins.
AMH tests can help:
- Indicate how many eggs a woman carries in her ovaries as part of fertility testing. (This is also called the ovarian reserve.)
- Pinpoint the cause of irregular menstrual cycles.
- Determine the reason for early menopause.
- Diagnose polycystic ovarian syndrome.
- Track some types of ovarian cancer.
What Does the Anti-Mullerian Hormone Test Measure?
This blood test will show the levels of AMH produced by your body.
Who Should Take an AMH Lab Test?
Women often undergo AMH testing when they are trying to get pregnant to see how many viable eggs they have, particularly if they are trying in vitro fertilization (IVF). A doctor may also use the test to monitor women with ovarian cancer or cysts or if there are other reproductive health issues that need to be diagnosed, such as the absence of menstrual cycles or painful menstruation. And you may want to be tested if you are experiencing symptoms linked to the polycystic ovarian syndrome, such as acne and unexplained weight gain.
AMH Blood Work Preparation
You don’t need to do any special preparation for an AMH blood test.
AMH Test Results
Test results typically fall into these general categories:
- Very low: 0.4 ng/mL (nanograms per milliliter)
- Low: Less than 1.0 ng/mL
- Average: 1.0 to 3.0 ng/mL
Your levels can also vary by age. AMH production goes down as you get older, generally starting at 3.0 ng/mL in your mid-20s, decreasing to 1 ng/mL by age 40, then dropping to 0.5 ng/mL around age 45.
If you want to discuss your results with a board-certified physician, schedule a convenient telehealth visit with a Personalabs doctor.
Where Can I Get an Anti-Mullerian Hormone Test Near Me?
It’s important for women to take control of their reproductive health. All of our female hormone tests give you accurate data you can use to make informed medical decisions. We’ve simplified the testing process to save you time and energy. To get an AMH lab test from Personalabs:
Step 1: Purchase it online and download the lab order. (Depending on the state where you live, you may not need a doctor’s approval prior to buying the test.)
Step 2: Use our lab locator to find the facility near you. You have more than 4,000 locations across America to choose from, thanks to our affiliations with Labcorp and Quest Diagnostics, two of the country’s top lab companies.
Step 3: Bring the AMH blood work order to the lab and get tested.
Step 4: Your results should arrive in your secure, confidential Personalabs account within 2 to 10 business days. (If you need the results back at a specific time, contact us and we will reach out to the lab on your behalf.)
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