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At Unilab, our goal is to be on the forefront of diagnostics when it comes to infertility, hormones, female reproduction and male reproduction.
We take a proactive approach to diagnostic testing that allows us to develop a unique relationship with our clients. We are not just satisfied testing specimens and reporting results. As a result, Unilab has always been willing to assist in any research proposal related to improving diagnosis and treatment. For information, please contact our laboratory.
Unilab's Research & Publications
Title: Anti-Mullerian Hormone, Unilab
Background: AMH is involved in cell growth and differentiation. In males, it prevents the female reproductive system from developing during embryonic development. In females, AMH is involved in the regulation of follicular development. It is produced in the ovaries by the granulose cells of early developing follicles. The mechanism behind the regulatory role of AMH is thought to be the inhibition of follicle recruitment and FSH-stimulated growth.
Abstract: Correlation of factors affecting the AMH normal range for women in the reproductive years
Background: AMH has important functions for both male and female reproductive organ development. After puberty, when menstrual cycling begins, AMH slowly de- creases throughout life until it becomes undetectable at menopause. AMH is produced in the primary, secondary, tertiary follicles. In conjunction with FSH and Age, it is the most used marker for estimating ovarian reserve. Unilab of Dade is a private laboratory dedicated to reproductive medicine. Procedures used for patient diagnosis are first validated and then verified periodically for linearity, normal range, specimen requirement and additional parameters that may be deemed necessary by our Director or clinicians. This study evaluated 900 orders received for AMH levels during 2008. The following conditions were analyzed:
1. Specimen Stability
2. Validity of the calculated normal range
3. AMH levels vs. Age
4. AMH levels vs. FSH
5. AMH level and incidence of pregnancy