Private Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) Testing
AMH, or Anti-Mullerian hormone, is a protein that is produced by developing eggs in your ovaries and is often used to measure fertility and is also an indicator of whether menopause has started or not.
Understanding whether your AMH levels can help assess your fertility levels by measuring your ovarian egg reserve. Anti-Mullerian hormone levels are on average lower in women over 40 but can also be affected by women who have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS).
This test is not available on the NHS and can only be done privately.
What is AMH Testing?
The AMH blood test is simple and can be done at any point during the menstrual cycle. It is used as a marker to check your ovarian egg reserve and can be an early indicator during fertility treatment. The test can be done either by one of your doctors during a consultation or via a finger-prick self-sample at home.
How does the Anti-Mullerian hormone affect my fertility?
Your Anti-Mullerian hormone levels naturally decline as your get older and your female reproductive hormone levels change. AMH levels are different from woman to woman but on average the highest levels in healthy women will be between the ages of 20-24 and the lowest levels from age 45+. Women with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) will have higher levels due to the condition. Using the anti-mullerian hormone test can identify if you would benefit from fertility treatment.
What happens if I have low AMH levels?
If your AMH hormone levels are very low for your age group, then it would indicate your ovarian reserve (eggs) is low. This would impact your ability to conceive naturally and therefore you might look to speak to a fertility specialist about your options.
Depending on your age, it can also indicate you are perimenopausal or in menopause.
If you have any concerns or questions, our GPs are here to talk you through your options and provide further advice and specialist referrals should you need them.
How much does the AMH blood test cost?
The combined cost of a private GP consultation in clinic and Anti-Mullerian Hormone test is £70 + cost of GP appointment.
The at-home self-sample blood test without GP consultation is £70.
Reviewed by: Dr Preethi Daniel, GP & Clinical Director at London Doctors Clinic
Published: April 2022
Review Date: April 2025