Ovarian Reserve Tests in Pre-conceptual Healthy Women Abstract

Queenie Ho-Yan WONG
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Princess Margaret Hospital, Laichikok, Hong Kong
Women’s fertility declines with age. The worldwide trend of delaying childbirth has led to more women facing fertility problems at the time they wish to conceive. There are various ultrasound and biochemical markers available for ovarian reserve testing. The common markers are antral follicle count, follicle-stimulating hormone, and anti- Mullerian hormone. Tests for these markers have their own strengths and limitations. Clinical application of ovarian reserve tests in predicting fertility in pre-conceptual healthy women remains controversial. Clinicians should be cautious when applying and interpreting these ovarian reserve tests for fertility prediction in pre-conceptual women.
Hong Kong J Gynaecol Obstet Midwifery 2018; 18(1):52–6
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