AMH (Anti-Mullerian Hormone) Test: What does it mean?

AMH (Anti-Mullerian Hormone) Test: What does it mean?

This eye-opening blog by Mira on AMH (anti-mullerian hormone), sheds light on its role as an indicator of ovarian health. The article provides a clear overview of AMH, explaining how its levels change with age and its relevance in various situations. Mira effectively communicates the purposes of performing an AMH test, ranging from understanding menstrual irregularities to guiding fertility treatments such as IVF or IUI. The emphasis on the distinction between assessing egg quantity rather than quality adds a crucial nuance to readers' understanding. Thank you Mira for sharing this blog!

Written by Crystal for Mira

What does AMH mean?

AMH (anti-mullerian hormone) is a hormone made by small follicles in the ovaries that shows how many eggs a person has left.

AMH levels change with age and start rising in adolescence, peak around age 25, then naturally decrease. AMH levels stay consistent throughout the menstrual cycle and can be measured anytime.

Remember that the AMH test is not intended to assess egg quality—just quantity.

What is the purpose of performing an AMH test?

An AMH test can be performed to:

  • Figure out why someone is not getting their period.
  • Understand why someone may be experiencing early menopause.
  • Estimate the number of eggs a person might have left.
  • Determine the right amount of medication needed for IVF or IUI egg stimulation.
  • Diagnose why someone is having trouble getting pregnant.

What does it mean if my AMH results are low?

Low AMH levels may suggest that a person has fewer eggs in their ovaries—which is known as a diminished ovarian reserve. It may also indicate that a person is going through perimenopause. 

What does it mean if my AMH results are high?

High AMH levels may indicate the presence of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), and/or ovarian tumors.


Your hormonal level results are not a substitute for medical advice. Please consult with your healthcare provider.

How can I test AMH?

AMH is a blood test. You have two options to obtain results: 

  • Clinical blood test from a vein,
  • At-home finger-prick test, that is gaining popularity due to their convenience and privacy.