Ovarian reserve fertility tests: evaluation of egg quality and quantity

Mainly female age is important for consideration when estimating the probability of conception it is because of the strong determinant of egg quality and these types of tests are often referred as tests of ovarian reserve. We will test reserve of eggs remaining in the ovaries. Women are born with their lifetime supply of eggs, and these slowly decrease in both quality and quantity

“Ovarian Reserve” – the name itself tells reserve means storing. This test is done for measuring reproductive potential in women. It gives the number of” Quantity & Quality” of eggs. Woman’s age is the important marker. The ideal way to analyze this through a blood test on day 2 / day3 of menses.

These Include:

  • FSH [Follicular Stimulating Hormone],
  • LH [Luteinizing Hormone]
  • Estradiol [E2]
  • Inhibin.
  • Anti-Mullerian Hormone
  • Through ultrasound imaging Antral Follicle Count [AFC]
  • 3D ultrasound and ovarian volume

Ovarian reserve AMH test useful

  • If you are considering other infertility treatment or IVF, low level of AMH could indicate potentially a poor response to IVF
  • You may suspect an ovarian tumor and if you have ovarian surgery & want to know that if it has affected for your future fertility.

The main purpose of Ovarian reserve fertility test is to identify whether any individual with low ovarian reserve. High FSH value may indicate low ovarian reserve fertility and vice versa. Women with advanced age will experience ovarian reserve decreases (quality and quantity of eggs).