Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) is a protein hormone produced by cells within the ovary. AMH blood levels are a marker for ovarian (egg) reserve, with elevated levels being a strong indicator for PCOS, whilst low levels indicate low ovarian reserves. In both cases, an appointment with a fertility specialist should be made.
This Anti-Mullerian Hormone test (AMH) can be done at any time in the menstrual cycle, as AMH levels are stable throughout the cycle.
You will receive everything needed to carry out the test:
You will receive:
This kit assumes you are a medical professional and already have a fingertip blood collection device (e.g. safety lancet).
For additional information about Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) and PCOS go here.
Allow the test, specimen, buffer and/or controls to reach room temperature (15-30°C) prior to testing.
1. Bring the pouch to room temperature before opening it. Remove the test cassette from the sealed pouch and use it as soon as possible.
2. Place the cassette on a clean and level surface.
For Fingerstick Whole Blood specimen:
To use a capillary tube: Fill the capillary tube and transfer approximately 75mL of fingerstick whole blood specimen to the specimen area of test cassette, then add 1 drop of buffer (approximately 40 mL) and start the timer. 3. Wait for the coloured line(s) to appear. Read results at 10 minutes. Do not interpret the result after 20 minutes.
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