by kerisue (623 Posts), Thu Aug 23, 2012 02:56 pm
I can't answer all your questions, but I also had my antiphospholipid antibodies checked afterward and was negative. What I was told is that PE can happen even when there is no underlying condition. I don't know that there are any other tests that "should" be done, but I asked my doc to check my Vitamin D level, my c-reactive protein level, and my homocysteine level. Since these were easily tested with a blood draw she humored me, but they were done at my request and not at her recommendation. Actually the APA test was done at my request (and my expense) too- I recall the specialist I saw saying it wasn't going to affect much, but I wanted it done anyway.
Mama to Millie
born June 2010 @ 24 wks. gestation due to my severe PE and CHF
lived 25 days, loved and missed