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Anti-Müllerian Hormone

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Also known as: AMH; AMH Hormone Test; Müllerian-inhibiting Hormone; MIH; Müllerian Inhibiting Factor; MIF; Müllerian-Inhibiting Substance; MIS
Formal name: Anti-Müllerian Hormone
Related tests: FSH, LH, Inhibin B, Estrogens, Testosterone, Progesterone, Clomiphene Citrate Challenge

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