Egg Donor Ovarian Reserve and AMH
Posted by Pathways to Parenthood | November 11, 2013
The screening process for egg donation involves many steps. Knowing whether a young woman who wishes to help a family through egg donation is actually a good candidate or not involves among other things a fertility assessment. Only a medical health care provider can fully assess whether a woman is a good candidate from a medical standpoint, to donate her eggs. However, the relatively recent use of assessing AMH (Anti-Mullerian Hormone) levels to determine a candidate’s ovarian reserve, offers intended parents preliminary assurance that their chosen egg donor will be a viable candidate from a medical perspective.
AMH levels are one test of ovarian reserve, but they do not give a definitive answer as to how someone will respond to medication. They do offer an indication of a candidate’s ovarian reserve. If AMH levels are too low, it will eliminate a potential candidate for egg donation. If you are considering using an egg donor to build your family, be sure to inquire about AMH levels.