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Table 3 Characteristics of potential markers for response to COS (where +++ = degree to which a characteristic is present)

From: Individualised controlled ovarian stimulation (iCOS): maximising success rates for assisted reproductive technology patients

Characteristics of an effective marker Age AMH FSH AFC
Prediction of poor response + +++ ++ +++
Prediction of hyper response + +++ - ++
Low inter-cycle variability +++ ++ - ++
Low intra-cycle variability +++ ++ - ++
Applicable to all patients +++ +++ + +
Low cost of applying test +++ - - -