Age-independent anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) standard deviation scores to estimate ovarian function.


OBJECTIVIES To determine single year age-specific anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) standard deviation scores (SDS) for women associated to normal ovarian function and different ovarian disorders resulting in sub- or infertility. DESIGN AND METHODS Determination of particular year median and mean AMH values with standard deviations (SD), calculation of age-independent cut off SDS for the discrimination between normal ovarian function and ovarian disorders. RESULTS Single-year-specific median, mean, and SD values have been evaluated for the Beckman Access AMH immunoassay. While the decrease of both median and mean AMH values is strongly correlated with increasing age, calculated SDS values have been shown to be age independent with the differentiation between normal ovarian function measured as occurred ovulation with sufficient luteal activity compared with hyperandrogenemic cycle disorders or anovulation associated with high AMH values and reduced ovarian activity or insufficiency associated with low AMH, respectively. CONCLUSION These results will be helpful for the treatment of patients and the ventilation of the different reproductive options.

DOI: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2017.04.029

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@article{Helden2017AgeindependentAH, title={Age-independent anti-M{\"{u}llerian hormone (AMH) standard deviation scores to estimate ovarian function.}, author={Josef van Helden and Ralf Weiskirchen}, journal={European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology}, year={2017}, volume={213}, pages={64-70} }