TFC provides help with interpreting OAR scores
The physicians at Texas Fertility Center often suggest the Ovarian Assessment Report, OAR, from ReproSource because it provides an accurate assessment of a woman’s remaining egg supply. Although the report is designed with the patient in mind, our Austin fertility center realizes that you may wish to consult with us to help you better understand your OAR scores. With help from TFC, you can understand and make the most of your scores.
Interpreting OAR scores involves understanding what the OAR analyzes
The OAR combines information about your age with various hormone levels, including antimullerian hormone (AMH), estradiol, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and inhibin B, to provide you with an Egg Retrieval Score, ERS. Your ERS can range from one to 20, and it predicts the number of eggs that your fertility doctor will be able to retrieve if you undergo ovarian stimulation. It can also provide you with helpful information about what you can expect if you try to conceive on your own.
Our Austin fertility center and the following chart can help with interpreting OAR scores.
- If your ERS is one to five, you have a significantly reduced egg supply.
- If your ERS is six to 10, you have a reduced egg supply.
- If your ERS is 11 to 15, you have a good egg supply.
- If your ERS is 16 to 20, you have an excellent egg supply.
Even if your ERS indicates a reduced egg supply, there is still reason for hope. There are absolutely fertility treatments available that can help you become a mother. Some women find pregnancy success with injectable fertility drugs combined with intrauterine insemination, IUI, or in vitro fertilization, IVF, while others become mothers with help from donor eggs.
The OAR can help you manage your reproductive health
Our Austin fertility center team wants patients to understand that the OAR from ReproSource is a valuable tool for many reasons.
- Health monitoring All women of reproductive age can benefit from an egg supply assessment. However, it is especially important if you have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) or premature ovarian failure because these conditions can significantly impact your egg supply.
- Pregnancy planning If you want to postpone motherhood for any reason, the OAR can help you decide if you should consider a fertility-preserving procedure like egg freezing.
- Understanding infertility Receiving the results of the OAR can help if you’ve been unable to get pregnant for over 12 months – or six months if you’re over the age of 35. Your ERS may be able to provide clues about the cause of your infertility and help your fertility specialist find effective treatments for you.
If you have more questions about the OAR, please contact us today. Our caring fertility specialists have the expertise to help you make the most of the information contained in your OAR scores.