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M Schenk, JM Kröpfl, B Obermayer-Pietsch, E Feldmeier and G Weiss
Abstract
Anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) is commonly known as the most potent marker for ovarian reserve due to its decline as female age increases. While serum AMH (sAMH) levels have been intensively investigated, there is less data regarding AMH concentrations in follicular fluid (FF), since FF has usually been designated as waste product during oocyte collection in assisted reproductive technologies. This pilot study investigated follicle AMH concentrations (fAMH) of several follicles per ovary, individually collected with the Steiner-Tan needle, and compared them to sAMH concentrations in women undergoing IVF treatment. We hypothesized that there is no difference of fAMH concentrations in individual follicles and that these concentrations resemble the sAMH value of the patient.
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Menopause, Blood plasma, Reproductive system, Gynecology, Assisted reproductive technology, Puberty, Endocrine gland, Reproduction
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