Biomarkers of Ovarian Reserve


  • Ali Antakli Tishreen University
  • Sahar Taher Hassan Tishreen University
  • Basel Mohammad Mohammad Tishreen University


The primary function of the female ovary is the production of a mature and viable oocyte capable of fertilization and subsequent embryo development and implantation. At birth, the ovary contains a difinite number of oocytes available for folliculogenesis. This difinite number of available oocytes is termed “the ovarian reserve”. The determination of ovarian reserve is important in the assessment and treatment of infertility. As the ovary ages, the ovarian reserve will decline. Infertility affects approximately 15%–20% of reproductive aged couples. The most commonly used biomarker assay to assess ovarian reserve is the measurement of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) on day 3 of the menstrual cycle. However, antimüllerian hormone and inhibin-B are other biomarkers of ovarian reserve that are gaining in popularity since they provide direct determination of ovarian status, whereas day 3 FSH is an indirect measurement. This review examines the physical tools and the hormone biomarkers used to evaluate ovarian reserve.



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انطكلي ع, سحر طاهر حسن, باسل محمد محمد. Biomarkers of Ovarian Reserve. Tuj-hlth [Internet]. 2023Sep.14 [cited 2024Apr.14];45(4):169-78. Available from: