Testing and interpreting measures of ovarian reserve: a committee opinion

Fertil Steril. 2012 Dec;98(6):1407-15. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2012.09.036. Epub 2012 Oct 22.


Currently, there is no uniformly accepted definition of decreased ovarian reserve (DOR), as the term may refer to three related but distinctly different outcomes: oocyte quality, oocyte quantity, or reproductive potential. Available evidence concerning the performance of ovarian reserve tests is limited by small sample sizes, heterogeneity among study design, analyses and outcomes, and the lack of validated outcome measures.

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Germany
  • Humans
  • Infertility, Female / classification*
  • Infertility, Female / diagnosis*
  • Oocytes / classification*
  • Oocytes / cytology*
  • Ovarian Function Tests / methods*
  • Ovarian Function Tests / standards*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Reproductive Medicine / standards