A National Institutes of Health-funded study of women with no history of infertility has concluded that tests that estimate ovarian reserve do not appear to predict short-term chances of conception.

Ovarian reserve tests estimate the number of a woman’s remaining eggs. Every woman is born with a set number of eggs which declines with age. As Esther Eisenberg, M.D. notes, ‘The study suggests that testing for biomarkers of ovarian reserve does not predict the chances for conception in older women still of reproductive age”.

Anne Steiner, M.D., first author, notes that the ‘study suggests that younger women with biomarker levels indicating lower ovarian reserve should not become anxious that they won’t be able to have a baby.’

Read more about this study and its results in this Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development news article:

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