Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Anti-Mullerian Hormone, Plasma/Serum

Test Name: Anti-Mullerian Hormone, Plasma/Serum
Alternate Name(s): AMH
Anti Mullerian Hormone
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: Adult:
4.5 mL Light Green top (Li-Heparin) Vacutainer tube

0-2 years: 0.5 mL Light Green top (Li-Heparin) Microtainer
2-10 years: 3 mL Light Green top (Li-Heparin) Vacutainer tube

Red or Gold top tubes are also acceptable

Lavender top (EDTA) tubes are NOT acceptable
Collection Information: Minimum volume of plasma or serum required is 700 ÁL for adult samples or 200 ÁL for pediatric samples.

This test may be ordered by physicians from the fertility clinic at Victoria Hospital. Other physicians will require biochemist approval to order the test. Please call Dr. Angela Rutledge at ext. 77626 or the on-call biochemist for approval.
Test Schedule: Monday - Friday
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
5 days
Reference Range: Male:
≥ 18 years: 5.5-103.0 pmol/L

20-24 years: 8.7-83.6 pmol/L
25-29 years: 6.4-70.3 pmol/L
30-34 years: 4.1-58.0 pmol/L
35-39 years: 1.1-53.5 pmol/L
40-44 years: ≤ 39.1 pmol/L
45-50 years: ≤ 19.3 pmol/L
PCOS: 13.3-135.0 pmol/L
Effective Date: 2017-08-14
Revised Date: 2018-03-06
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: 0.0-2.2 pmol/L: Very low ovarian reserve

2.2-15.7 pmol/L: Low ovarian reserve

15.7-28.6 pmol/L: Medium ovarian reserve

28.6-48.5 pmol/L: High ovarian reserve

> 48.5 pmol/L: Suspicion of PCOS or granulosa cell tumours
Special Processing:  
Comments: Biotin may interfere with this test. Samples should not be taken from patients receiving high biotin doses (i.e. > 5 mg/day) until at least 8 hours after the last biotin administration.

This test is not covered by MOHLTC. Patients from the fertility clinic will be required to pay for the test.
Method of Analysis: Roche Electrochemiluminescence
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment: Store and ship plasma or serum frozen.
System Codes: 
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Questions? Comments? Contact Laura Gopaul