Ovarian Reserve, FSH Levels, and Pregnancy Rates
What Is Ovarian Reserve And Why Is It Important?
Ovarian reserve may be defined as the health of the ovaries and the eggs (oocytes) they contain. Measurement of ovarian reserve, an important factor in female fertility potential, can only be approximated because precise tests are not currently available. Testing for diminished ovarian reserve gives patients a realistic estimate of their likelihood of fertility with treatment.
A primary factor in reduced ovarian reserve is the age of the patient. The charts below illustrate the relationship between age and ovarian reserve.