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Hum Reprod. 2007 Sep;22(9):2414-21. Epub 2007 Jul 18.

Serum anti-Müllerian hormone and FSH: prediction of live birth and extremes of response in stimulated cycles--implications for individualization of therapy.

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Reproductive and Maternal Medicine, Division of Developmental Medicine, University of Glasgow, 10 Alexandra Parade, Glasgow G31 2ER, UK.



Serum concentrations of anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) correlate with oocyte yield in assisted reproduction treatment (ART) cycles, however, performance of AMH for prediction of live birth is unknown.


A total of 340 first cycle IVF/ICSI patients (median age 34.0 years, inter-quartile range 31.0-37.0 years), had basal plasma AMH and FSH measured and their predictive values for live birth and oocyte yield compared.


AMH predicts live birth [contribution to variance (CTV) 3.84%, P < 0.001] and oocyte yield (r = 0.71, P < 0.0001, CTV 7.3%, P < 0.0001). Compared with age and FSH, AMH performs better in prediction of live births [area under receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC) 0.62, 95% CI 0.55-0.68; FSH AUC 0.42, 95% CI 0.35-0.49; age AUC 0.48, 95% CI 0.41-0.55, P = 0.0028] and excessive response to ovarian stimulation (AMH AUC 0.90, 95% CI 0.83-0.96; FSH AUC 0.32, 95% CI 0.23-0.40; age AUC 0.57, 95% CI 0.43-0.71, P < 0.001). AMH prediction of oocyte yield is independent of age (r = -0.28, P < 0.0001, CTV 1.4%, P = 0.006), however, a significant negative interaction (CTV 3.6%, P < 0.0001) exists. AMH demonstrates improved differential distributions for non-, poor, normal and excessive ovarian responses relative to FSH and age.


Plasma AMH is a superior predictor of live birth and anticipated oocyte yield compared with FSH and age, facilitating individualization of therapy prior to first ART cycle.

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