Anti-Mullerian Hormone

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Also known as: AMH; Mullerian-inhibiting hormone; MIH; Mullerian inhibiting factor; MIF; Mullerian-inhibiting substance; MIS
Formal name: Anti-Müllerian Hormone
Related tests: FSH, LH, Oestrogen, Testosterone, Progesterone, 17-Hydroxyprogesterone (17-OHP), Antral follicle count

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

In the UK, measurement of anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) has three generally accepted uses (based on published evidence):

  • To help guide treatment of women undergoing assisted conception procedures.
  • As part of an investigation of abnormal sexual development in babies and children.
  • AMH may also be used to monitor the response to treatment for some types of ovarian tumours.

When to Get Tested?

Some women are tested when they are referred for assisted conception procedures e.g. in vitro fertilisation (IVF). The result can help the doctor to provide appropriate treatment which is individualised to the patients' needs.

As part of an extended newborn screen, when an infant has ambiguous genitalia (i.e. it is not clear whether the baby is a boy or a girl).

AMH may be tested to monitor the response to treatment and tumour recurrence in women with an AMH-secreting ovarian tumour.

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from the vein in your arm or from a heal prick in an infant

Test Preparation Needed?

None