Preferred Sample Type

Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH)

Suitable Specimen Types

  • Serum
0.5ml whole blood minimum (150ul serum)

Specimen Transport

Send to lab as usual.

Sample Processing in Laboratory

Centrifuge on receipt and freeze serum at -20oC until ready to send to referral hospital. Send by first class post but do not send on a Friday.

Turnaround Time

Variable. Analysis provided by referral laboratory

Sample Stability

Serum needs to be frozen within 24hrs

Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH)

General Information

AMH is a hormone produced by reproductive tissues; it is produced in the testicles in males and in the ovaries in females. The role of AMH and the amount normally present varies depending upon gender and age.

AMH can be measured in women to evaluate ovarian function and fertility, or to evaluate the effectiveness of ovarian cancer treatment (in AMH producing ovarian tumours).  It can be increased in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

It can also be used to evaluate the presence of ambiguous genitals and/or function of the testicles in an infant boy.

(Source: Lab Tests Online)


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The Trust Laboratories at Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital were awarded UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accreditation to the internationally recognised ISO 15189 standard in May 2015. For a list of accredited tests and other information please visit the test database
Tests not appearing on this scope are either under consideration or in the process of accreditation and so currently remain outside of our scope of accreditation. However, these tests have been validated to the same high standard as accredited tests and are performed by the same trained and competent staff.

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