Antral follicle count is a significant predictor of livebirth in in vitro fertilization cycles

Priya B. Maseelall, Armando E. Hernandez-Rey, Cheongeun Oh, Tanya Maagdenberg, David H. McCulloh, Peter G. McGovern

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Abstract

In the first published demonstration that the antral follicle count (AFC) predicts live birth after in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET), we found that an AFC of ≥11 was a strong positive predictor of live birth. The AFC should not be used to exclude women from IVF treatment; however, it is a very useful instrument for patient counseling and determining appropriate treatment protocols and gonadotropin dosing in IVF cycles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1595-1597
Number of pages3
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume91
Issue number4 SUPPL.
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Antral follicle count
  • IVF
  • live birth
  • ovarian reserve

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