Inhibin B is a glycoprotein produced in the ovary (by follicular granulosa cells) that inhibits FSH secretion in the pituitary gland. Thus, if inhibin B levels are low, FSH hormone levels will increase.
Because ovarian reserve and inhibin B decrease with female age, inhibin B values below 35-45 pg/ml may be indicative of low ovarian reserve.
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By Andrea Rodrigo B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Guillermo Quea Campos M.D. (gynecologist), Javier Liñayo Chouza M. D. (gynecologist), José María Sánchez Jordán M.D. (gynecologist), Mark P. Trolice M.D., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.E. (reproductive endocrinologist), Paloma Sánchez Gómez M. D. (gynecologist), Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Michelle Lorraine Embleton B.Sc. Ph.D. (biochemist).
Last Update: 03/08/2022