Hormone Assay for Ovarian Reserve Test
Hormone Assay for Ovarian Reserve Test at Birla Fertility & IVF
Ovarian reserve plays a significant role in achieving pregnancy. It refers to the number of viable eggs present in a woman’s ovaries which can produce babies. Ovarian reserve is known to deplete with age, certain medical conditions, and treatments. Aside from any obvious causes of infertility, ovarian reserve is the most important predictor of a woman’s ability to conceive. It is also crucial in defining the dosage and type of fertility medications used in ovarian stimulation for fertility treatments.
At Birla Fertility & IVF, we conduct a comprehensive hormone assay with advanced ultrasound facility to evaluate the patient’s reproductive health. Our team uses this information to develop a personalised treatment protocol for optimal results.
Why Take a Hormone Assay?
Hormone assay is recommended for women in the following situations:
For women who plan to undergo ovarian stimulation either as a stand-alone treatment or as a part of assisted reproductive technology treatments (IUI or IVF).
In case of poor response to fertility medications.
If they are older than 35 years of age who wish to become pregnant.
With a history of high FSH or high E2 levels on their blood test.
With low antral follicle count as seen on the ultrasound scan.
With a history of Polycystic Ovary Disorder.
The Hormone Assay Process
Hormone assay for ovarian reserve involves a simple blood test to check levels of Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH), and Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH). This test is generally done on the second day of your period (menstrual cycle). This test is done in tandem with a transvaginal ultrasound that checks the antral follicular count – count of the number of egg-containing follicles on both ovaries.
Frequently Asked Questions
Studies show that the number of healthy viable eggs in a woman’s ovaries reduces gradually with age. However, there is a sharp decline in both quality and quantity of eggs after the age of 35 years.
Follicle-stimulating hormone or FSH is a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland. FSH works in combination with LH (luteinizing hormone) to control the menstrual cycle and sexual function in women. Too high or too low levels of this hormone can cause infertility issues.
Hormone assay is a simple blood test and does not require any preparation. However, you may have to come for the test at a specific time in your menstrual cycle for more accurate results. This test is generally performed in conjunction with ultrasound scans for a clear picture of the ovarian reserve.
There is a slight risk of infection from the needle. However, ensure that you visit a reputed and licensed clinic which uses new and disposable needles for their blood tests to eliminate this risk.
I am very thankful to Birla Fertility & IVF for the best care and treatment provided to me. I have a good experience while having my hormonal assay for the ovarian reserve test. The team was very professional, knowledgeable, and helpful. I will highly recommend the hospital.
Sonam and Abhay
We heartily recommend that you should visit Birla Fertility for any IVF and infertility related issues. The whole team of the hospital were professional, knowledgeable, empathetic, and courteous. The facilities provided by the hospital are top-notch. The hospital’s team takes extra care to accommodate all requirements. They also pay attention to the smallest detail you need, despite having a substantial number of patients. Overall, we are happy with our experience.
Ritu and Amit