Egg – oocyte Quality and Quantity
Your eggs are evaluated in a couple of different ways. One of the first items that is looked at is your overall ovarian reserve. No one can tell you for sure exactly how many eggs you have left, but by looking at a few blood tests and a vaginal ultrasound, we can get an idea of what your fertility potential is with respect to your eggs. Some of these tests should be done on Day 3 of your period including a vaginal ultrasound to look at your antral follicle count (looking at the number of eggs that could potentially be produced that month) and a Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) level, which is a blood test that helps look at the quality and quantity of your eggs.
Another blood test that is done is called the Anti-Mullerian Hormone level or AMH. Each one of your eggs puts off anti-mullerian hormone and so the level of your AMH tells us about what your reserve is. Most labs take two weeks to process this result, but Generation Next has a machine that can tell you the result the same day, getting you on your way to fertility success!