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Table 3 Live birth after infertility treatment in 71 infertile women in relation to different predictors

From: Predictive value of hormonal parameters for live birth in women with unexplained infertility and male infertility

   Ovulation a)   FSH b)   FSH:LH ratio b)   AMH b)   TSH b)   Age b)  
Live birth   + - + - + - + - + - + -
Test result Normal 29 23 20 18 26 23 30 30 34 28 20 6
  Abnormal 8 10 17 15 11 10 7 3 2 5 17 27
Sensitivity%   78.4   54.1   70.3   81.1   94.4   54.1  
Specificity%   30.3   45.5   30.3   9.1   15.2   81.8  
Predictive value%   55.8   52.6   53.1   50.0   54.8   76.9  
  1. a) Ovulation was determined by using progesterone value as an indicator, ≥ 32 nmol/L being considered to represent ovulation (normal).
  2. b) Cut-off values (“Normal”) were determined to be FSH < 7 IU/L, FSH:LH ratio ≤ 2.0, AMH ≥ 10 pmol/L, TSH ≤ 2.5 mIU/L and age ≤ 32 years.