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  • "nix71" started this thread

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Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 10:22am

Immune tests - advice needed please


I have had 6 bfns, LWC tried me on 20mg presdisolone and baby asprin on one of my cycles before but didnt test for anything, just tried it as they said it would have no bad effects and may help.

Egg Quality has been an ongoing issue so now I am going down the egg donation route but the first transfer failed so Dr has suggested I could get the following tests as he would not prescribe drugs without proof i needed them.

Lupus anticoagulant
Anticardiolipin IgG and IgM

General coagulation tests
Antithrombin factor III

Protein C (not CRP)
Activated resistance to protein C
Factor V Leyden
Mutation. G20210A
Mutation MTHFR

I am thinking of just doing the FET cycle without these to see how things go, (hubby has suggested i just take baby asprin anyway!) as I can go stright into it as the above tests could take weeks to come back

Any thoughts???

Also where can i get these tests done and how much should i expect them to cost?


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Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 11:43am

Hi nix,

So sorry to hear you've been through tx 6 times and not got that BFP. If I were you I would def go ahead with those tests and you should be able to get them done on the NHS for free. The list looks similar to one I had when I got a load of blood tests on the NHS after I had mc.

One thing I would def say is do NOT take aspirin without your DR being aware of it. I know it doesn't sound like a big deal to take aspirin on your own accord but you really should not be doing this without your clinic being aware of it.

Wishing you the best of luck x



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Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 1:32pm

Hi Nix

What an awful time you've had. I'm so sorry.

I would definitely get the tests done before you go any further. I know it's so tempting to go for another transfer as soon as possible, but if there is an underlying immune or clotting issue that hasn't been picked up yet, another transfer might not work anyway. You've got nothing to lose by having the tests done and everything to gain - if they highlight a problem you can get appropriate treatment and give yourself a much better chance of a BFP!

I think I had most of these tests done on the NHS as well, so I would go and see your GP and get them to arrange it for you. I had to have some done privately (natural killer cells I think), which my clinic were able to arrange for me. If your consultant is asking you to have any specialist tests done that you can't get on the NHS, you should ask him where you can get them. I'm at the Bridge Centre in London and now also seeing Mr Shehata for the immune problems at The Miscarriage Clinic in London, but ARGC and Care also specialise in immune stuff so you might be able to get tests done there?

Good luck hun - hope it all works out for you!

Pipi xxx
Pipi xfingers

  • "nix71" started this thread

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Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 3:23pm

Thanks girls - am going to see my gp tomorrow to see if nhs will do them - i am going to wait for the bloods to come back before we try again , moment of madness has passed


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