Ugeskr Læger 2015;177:V09140477
Anti-Müllerian hormone is a clinical useful measure of the ovarian reserve
Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is produced by the growing follicles in the ovaries. The number of follicles in this pool is proportional to the number of primordial follicles in the resting pool (the “ovarian reserve”), thus AMH is believed to be a surrogate marker of the ovarian reserve. AMH is a useful adjunct in the evaluation of a woman’s “reproductive age”, being an important parameter in counselling for reproduction. AMH is also used in pretreatment evaluation of infertile patients guiding proper hormone stimulation. Furthermore, AMH can be used as a tumour marker for granulose cell tumours.