A hormone that is used to help assess the potential for pregnancy in assisted reproduction might prove to be an accurate predictor of a woman's age at menopause, a study shows.
If early findings are confirmed, researchers say anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) levels may predict age at menopause within one or two years in women as young as age 30.
Dutch scientists are developing a blood test that would detect when a woman will go through menopause.
The test would help women make decisions about their lifestyle, such as the age she should have children.
The test measures levels of a single hormone called AMH that decreases when a woman becomes less fertile.
The developers said this blood test is cheaper – and simpler – than tests that measure markers in the blood and indicate a woman’s fertility by how many eggs are left in her ovaries. Such a test already exists. (Read entire article)