Age, follicle-stimulating hormone, or estradiol: Which is a better predictor of ovarian response in in vitro fertilization?

R. T. Nahum, A. Brzezinski, A. Lass, T. L. Toth

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Abstract

Objective: To review parameters widely used for assessing ovarian reserve to predict ovarian response to gonadotropin stimulation and in vitro fertilization outcome. Method: A Medline search was conducted. Results: The efficacy of the screening tests for ovarian reserve are discussed with respect to maternal age, basal cycle day-3 follicle-stimulating hormone and estradiol, and provocative tests, such as the clomiphene challenge test and gonadotropin-releasing hormone-agonist stimulation test. Conclusions: Accurate qualitative tools for correct assessment of ovarian reserve are crucial for predicting the outcome of in vitro fertilization treatment and to enable meaningful pretreatment counseling for patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-179
Number of pages4
JournalAssisted Reproduction
Volume9
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

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