What Clotting/Autoimmune Tests to Get B4 DE?

What Clotting/Autoimmune Tests to Get B4 DE?

HappyBean
HappyBean

July 29th, 2012, 7:16 pm #1

Hi ladies--I'm hoping to get my first DE cycle underway this Fall/Winter. I'm looking at the frozen eggs at either CNY in Albany or RBA in Atlanta.

I don't have any immune or clotting disorders that I know of, however, I'd like to get tested before I cycle just to be sure.

Can someone please tell me what, exactly, I should be testing for? I can think of NK cells, but then my mind goes blank...

Thanks!
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Cathy
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July 29th, 2012, 8:07 pm #2

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July 29th, 2012, 8:38 pm #3

Hi ladies--I'm hoping to get my first DE cycle underway this Fall/Winter. I'm looking at the frozen eggs at either CNY in Albany or RBA in Atlanta.

I don't have any immune or clotting disorders that I know of, however, I'd like to get tested before I cycle just to be sure.

Can someone please tell me what, exactly, I should be testing for? I can think of NK cells, but then my mind goes blank...

Thanks!
There is a full blood panel that your doctor can run that will check for clotting issues such as MTHFR, and things like Prothrombin, Antithrombin III, PAI -1, Factor V, Lupus, and other immune issues. I believe NK cells are tested separately, but not positive about that. Many OBs run this panel after a patient has suffered repeated miscarriages, but it is a great idea to get tested before cycling. I think REs should include this testing for all patients. Good luck with your cycle!
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HappyBean
HappyBean

July 29th, 2012, 9:50 pm #4

Exactly what I was looking for. I figure it's worth the time to find out up front if there's any clotting/immune issues--I don't have infinite resources for cycling, so I have to trouble-shoot as much as possible.

Thanks for the good wishes as well!
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Kacee
Kacee

July 30th, 2012, 10:30 pm #5

There is a full blood panel that your doctor can run that will check for clotting issues such as MTHFR, and things like Prothrombin, Antithrombin III, PAI -1, Factor V, Lupus, and other immune issues. I believe NK cells are tested separately, but not positive about that. Many OBs run this panel after a patient has suffered repeated miscarriages, but it is a great idea to get tested before cycling. I think REs should include this testing for all patients. Good luck with your cycle!
I just had my internist order these tests, but I want to make sure the correct codes were used so that my insurance covers them. She just wrote, hx of abruption (placenta), hx of stroke. Thanks
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Kacee
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July 31st, 2012, 2:16 pm #6

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Kacee
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July 31st, 2012, 2:19 pm #7

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August 2nd, 2012, 4:45 am #8

Hi Kacee.... I believe that mine was out of pocket because at that time I didn't have maternity coverage. I think the full panel was in the $500-600 dollar range. I think that in most cases though it should be covered via insurance. If something comes back uncovered, I would ask your doctor to recode and resubmit. My OB has done that for me before and it has worked. Hope this helps and good luck to you. LTB
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August 2nd, 2012, 4:41 pm #9

I just had my internist order these tests, but I want to make sure the correct codes were used so that my insurance covers them. She just wrote, hx of abruption (placenta), hx of stroke. Thanks
Recurrent pg loss. It was covered (and my insurance doesn't cover anything IF-related, so that's big it worked!) Hope you are doing ok - we miss you. ((Hugs)) to you and your family,
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August 3rd, 2012, 10:30 pm #10

"history of abruption (placental) and history of stroke (my dad and my grandmother). I haven't done the test yet and wonder if I should just go to my Peri and ask her to do it. It isn't really about conceiving again, although I would like to have that option given we have two blasts (but don't know if we would all survive through another pg. I need to know if I have these issues and if they are something that can affect my longevity.

Thanks again.
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