Hormone Assay Testing For Ovarian Reserve
What Is Hormone Assay Testing For Ovarian Reserve?
The quality and quantity of ovarian reserve play a significant role in conception and pregnancy. The ovarian reserve represents the number of viable eggs present in a woman’s ovaries needed for producing babies. The Hormone Assay is a comprehensive and crucial test that helps experts determine the woman’s ovarian reserve and prescribe the right type and dosage of ovarian stimulants for boosting their ovarian reserve.
At OMA, we conduct a comprehensive ovarian reserve fertility test with an advanced ultrasound facility that evaluates detailed internal reproductive health for healthy reproduction.
When is the ovarian reserve fertility test recommended?
Experts recommend testing for ovarian reserve in the following conditions:
- If the woman is recommended ovarian stimulation either for natural or assistive reproductive procedures(IUI or IVF).
- If the woman suffers from Polycystic Ovary Disorder
- If a woman’s age is above 35 years and is planning pregnancy
- If the response is poor to fertility medications
- If antral follicle count is low in ultrasounds
- If the woman has a history of high FSH and E2 levels
What is included in the ovarian reserve fertility test?
The ovarian reserve fertility tests comprise blood tests and ultrasound transvaginal biopsies to count the number of egg-containing follicles in both ovaries. The tests are as follows:
- Blood tests: for checking FSH, Estradiol, and AMH levels– are usually done on the second or third day of the menstrual cycle. The hormone levels indicate how the ovaries and pituitary gland work together. The pituitary gland secretes FSH, necessary for follicle growth and crucial for viable egg production. Women with very high levels of the hormones mentioned above are less like to have a baby after ovarian stimulation.
- Clomiphene citrate challenge test– The test aims to measure how the ovaries respond to medication. The blood tests are taken before and after taking medications. If the FSH and estradiol levels are high in both cases, then the woman has lower chances of pregnancy.
- Antral follicle count– The antral follicles are where eggs develop. A transvaginal ultrasound is obtained to count the number of antral follicles一 the greater number of viable follicles indicates higher pregnancy chances.
What do these tests indicate?
The pregnancy chances decrease with advancing age. This is because ovaries’ capacity to produce viable eggs depletes with advancing age. A comprehensive hormone assay predicts the pregnancy chances of women, either naturally or with assistive reproductive methods.
Why choose OMA to Hormone Assay Testing For Ovarian Reserve?
Typically, high FSH, estradiol, and AMH levels indicate poor future conception chances. Though the test result varies in different age groups and individuals, the test may help experts decide the prompt actions. For example, suppose a woman of lower age is found with depleting viable egg count, then this test may help experts recommend couples seeking advanced assistive reproduction methods early for securing greater pregnancy chances. Also, assistive reproduction procedures are quite a financial investment. These tests may help a couple decide their next steps in consultation with fertility experts.
OMA IVF is always by your side, assisting you to keep your hope ”of having a baby” alive.