The Ovarian Reserve Profile (CheckUp F11) includes the measurement of certain hormones in order to assess the fertility of the examinee.
A healthy woman has about 400,000 primordial follicles in early adolescence, each of which contains an immature egg. About 300 to 400 follicles reach maturity during the reproductive life of an adult woman. The remaining follicles are lost in a process called apoptosis which lasts for about seven months during periods when there is no ovulation, such as in pregnancy, breastfeeding, or contraceptive use. Most oocytes are lost through apoptosis, an accelerated process in the last 10-15 years before menopause.