LadyG, regarding OOT monitor

LadyG, regarding OOT monitor

Joined: December 20th, 2010, 7:38 pm

February 15th, 2012, 6:47 am #1

I go to my obgyn who has better equipment than Stanford IVF, she is closely affiliated with Stanford and often has Stanford IVF interns coming over to her office to fill in when she is on vacation. She charges me $100 per scan.

However, if you are looking for cheaper alternatives, you don't need to go to an IVF office. Prior to my obgyn cutting me a favored deal, I was set up with Premierscan in San Jose that charges me $150 cash price per ultrasound scan for follicle count and size. There are radiology outfits throughout the Bay Area that provide ultrasound service and they charge far less than IVF offices.

Btw, did CCRM mention why they would use testosterone priming? What is it supposed to achieve? What type of patients should undergo testosterone priming? Thanks!
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Joined: December 20th, 2010, 7:38 pm

February 15th, 2012, 6:53 am #2

I am pretty sure that if you pay cash, you can find a local obgyn who has ultrasound machine or an ultrasound specialist that will get you a sub-$200 per scan charge.
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February 16th, 2012, 5:18 am #3

I go to my obgyn who has better equipment than Stanford IVF, she is closely affiliated with Stanford and often has Stanford IVF interns coming over to her office to fill in when she is on vacation. She charges me $100 per scan.

However, if you are looking for cheaper alternatives, you don't need to go to an IVF office. Prior to my obgyn cutting me a favored deal, I was set up with Premierscan in San Jose that charges me $150 cash price per ultrasound scan for follicle count and size. There are radiology outfits throughout the Bay Area that provide ultrasound service and they charge far less than IVF offices.

Btw, did CCRM mention why they would use testosterone priming? What is it supposed to achieve? What type of patients should undergo testosterone priming? Thanks!
We didn't talk about it at length as I was more interested in finding out why so few eggs were retrieved, but he said that it is used for DOR patients/poor responders as it can actually increase estrogen/follicle growth while stimming and can be more effective than EPP (which is what I did) in some patients. It is a cream that you rub into your arm the cycle prior to stimming. And he assured me no excess body hair or voice deepening although I am so far along on this journey I wouldn't care if it did - nothing some good hot wax can't fix!
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Joined: December 20th, 2010, 7:38 pm

February 16th, 2012, 5:24 am #4

Btw, if you are doing STAT bloodwork without insurance, it is worthwhile to look into cash price offered by hospitals - they are actually CHEAPER than labcorp and Quest! I still have $3K IVF insurance left so I decided to save it for bloodwork, but prior to that, I was calling around in Bay Area looking for the cheapest cash STAT price, both El Camino Hospital and O'Connor charge much less than Labcorp and Quest.
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