Can an AMH blood test predict when I will undergo menopause?

AMH stands for Anti-Müllerian Hormone. AMH is produced by a particular group of follicles in the ovary. Since ovarian follicle numbers decline with age, AMH levels also decline with age.

Studies have investigated whether a woman’s AMH level can predict when she might enter menopause. These studies have produced contradictory results. At present, it is unclear whether AMH is useful for predicting menopause onset. This year, the American College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (ACOG) concluded that “the use of antimüllerian hormone as a predictor of the onset of the menopause is unsuitable for clinical practice at this time”.

For more information on AMH, see my section on “AMH, Ovarian Reserve and the Egg Timer Test”.