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ISRN Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 576385, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/576385
Review Article

Ovarian Reserve Assessment for Infertility Investigation

GENESIS-Centre for Assistance in Human Reproduction, SHLS 716, Bloco “L”, Salas “L” 328/331, Centro Clínico Sul, Ala Leste, 70.390 Brasília, DF, Brazil

Received 6 November 2011; Accepted 30 November 2011

Academic Editors: C. Battaglia, J. G. Schenker, and F. Sharara

Copyright © 2012 Bruno Ramalho de Carvalho et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The current trends to postpone motherhood and the increase in demand for assistance in reproductive medicine highlight the need for seeking guidelines for the establishment of individualized treatment protocols. Currently available ovarian reserve tests do not provide sufficient evidence to be solely considered ideal, but they may occupy important place in initial counseling, predicting unsatisfactory results that could be improved by individualized induction schemes and reducing excessive psychological and financial burdens, and adverse effects. In this paper, we revise the role of hormonal basal and dynamic tests, as well as ultrasonographic markers, as ovarian reserve markers, in order to provide embasement for propaedeutic strategies and their interpretation in order to have reproductive success.