The Bloom Ovarian Reserve Test
The Bloom Ovarian Reserve Test is designed to quickly reflect the body's ovarian reserve. It measures the Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH), which is produced by cells surrounding the egg in the ovarian follicles, or egg sacs. AMH is an important hormone related to fertility. It can reflect the number of eggs present in the ovaries, called the ovarian reserve. As women age, both their ovarian reserve and AMH level decline over time. Due to this correlation, AMH levels are always interpreted based on age. Overall, older women have lower AMH levels as compared to younger women. One of AMH's main advantages is that it remains relatively stable throughout a woman’s menstrual cycle, and can be measured at any time.
Designed to provide fast results
Within just a few minutes your test result is available on your smartphone - including your personalized Bloom Ovarian Reserve Report. Depending on your medical history and the status of your ovarian reserve, the report and its recommendations can enrich your knowledge on the relationship between AMH, your age and the ovarian reserve status. Moreover, it provides information on fertility, possible lifestyle improvements, retesting, and can suggest when to follow up with a doctor.
Each time you test your results are stored in the Bloom App under the Reports section with a date and time stamp. This helps you track and compare your test results over time.
More than just a test result
The result of your Bloom Ovarian Reserve Test is displayed in your Bloom App in the form of your personalised Bloom report. It combines the measurement result with your medical history, healthcare guidelines and scientific research to provide you with the most possible health insights. Our dedicated medical team has researched scientific literature (guidelines, studies and literature reviews) to help you understand in a very easy way how to interpret the Bloom Ovarian Reserve Test result based on your particular age, symptoms, current and past medical conditions or treatments as well as your lifestyle.
Why do I need the Bloom Ovarian Reserve Test?
You may benefit from the Bloom Ovarian Reserve Test if you are a woman between 18 and 39 years old, who is interested in estimating her individual ovarian reserve*, or if you are trying to get pregnant.
Some women don’t start a family until their late 30’s. Knowing the status of your ovarian reserve may influence your family planning. Low AMH levels may be an indication of a shorter reproductive life-span and possible difficulties getting pregnant naturally or artificially. High AMH levels may indicate an increased risk of fertility issues or heightened sensitivity to certain fertility treatments. Therefore, a woman with a low or high AMH level should consider consulting her gynaecologist.
It is important to keep in mind, however, that many factors contribute to your fertility and pregnancy chances, such as age, egg cell quality as well as sperm quality. This means that having a low AMH level does not necessarily mean that it is too low to get pregnant.
Limitations: The Bloom Ovarian Reserve Test cannot determine the quality of the eggs. It might not reliably reflect the ovarian reserve if you are or have been using hormonal contraception in the past three months, or if you have given birth in the past five months. The test is unable to detect any kind of fertility issues, and cannot be used to determine ovulation or for birth control nor predict if you will definitely become pregnant. There might be a chance that your AMH level is below the quantification limit of the device.
* The Bloom Ovarian Reserve Test is not recommended if you are (post)menopausal, pregnant or are currently under fertility treatment, have or have had ovarian cancer, are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or if you find yourself in an acute situation of emergency or distress. In case of doubt, always consult with your medical practitioner.
Learn more about AMH
The Anti-Müllerian Hormone, also called AMH, is produced by cells surrounding the egg in the ovarian follicles, or egg sacs. It is a good indicator of how many eggs you have left in your ovaries (your ovarian reserve), which naturally decreases as you lose egg cells throughout your life. AMH is expressed starting from birth, and peaks during early adult years. After peaking, AMH levels start to decrease and continue to do so, until they become undetectable around the onset of menopause. Knowing your AMH levels can be helpful to understand your ovarian reserve status, identify risks like diminished ovarian reserve (DOR), premature ovarian insufficiency (POI), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and they can also help fertility specialists to predict the ovarian response to hormonal stimulation.