Mitochondrial Score: Conceiving is possible even if you have a poor ovarian reserve or low AMH
Mitochondrial score is a measurement of the functional status of the mitochondria, which are the energy-producing organelles within cells. Mitochondria play a crucial role in the energy metabolism of cells, and their dysfunction has been linked to a wide range of diseases, including infertility.
Mitochondrial score is used as a tool in the field of reproductive medicine, specifically in the evaluation of embryos during IVF, in order to select the most viable and healthy embryos for implantation. A higher mitochondrial score is believed to indicate that the embryo has a greater chance of implanting and developing into a healthy pregnancy.
Mitochondrial score is used in combination with other parameters, such as chromosomal analysis, to make a comprehensive assessment of the embryo’s overall quality.
Mitochondrial score is recommended for couples who are undergoing IVF or other ART treatments and have one or more of the following:
- Advanced maternal age (usually defined as over 35 years old)
- Recurrent implantation failure
- Recurrent IVF failure
- Poor egg or embryo quality
- Poor ovarian reserve
Mitochondrial score can provide information on the quality of the eggs, which can be used to predict the chances of success with IVF and other ART treatments.