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What Clotting/Autoimmune Tests to Get B4 DE?

July 29 2012 at 3:16 PM
HappyBean  (no login)

 
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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Another is Prothrombin. Good luck! nt

July 29 2012, 4:07 PM 

nt

 
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Lovethebeach
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Full blood panel

July 29 2012, 4:38 PM 

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
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Thanks so much!

July 29 2012, 5:50 PM 

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
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Would you happen to know what insurance code your doctor used.

July 30 2012, 6:30 PM 

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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This is for Loggerheads nt

July 31 2012, 10:16 AM 

nt

 
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Kacee
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should say Lovethebeach, my tablet auto corrected.

July 31 2012, 10:19 AM 

nt

 
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Lovethebeach
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Insurance Coverage

August 2 2012, 12:45 AM 

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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Kenny
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Barge... that should do it Kacee, but mine ran it as the RPL panel

August 2 2012, 12:41 PM 

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,
Kenny

 
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Kacee
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Thanks ladies. My internist put

August 3 2012, 6:30 PM 

"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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