Debat | Leder 06/12
Ugeskr Læger 2017;179:V02170099
The use of anti-Müllerian hormone in fertility treatment
The need for fertility treatment in Denmark is increasing, one of the main causes being postponed parenthood. Ovarian reserve is determined by the anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) level and by antral follicle count. Both tests can predict the ovarian response to gonadotropin treatment prior to in vitro fertilization (IVF) and are used to individualize ovarian stimulation to achieve an appropriate number of follicles and to avoid ovarian hyperstimulation. A new assay detects low values of AMH and may predict who will benefit from IVF and who should be referred directly to oocyte donation.