What specific tests?

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Re: What specific tests?

Postby amjon » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:36 am

I would ask for thyroid too as I just found out that may be my problem after the death of our second.

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Re: What specific tests?

Postby LeosMom » Thu Jun 07, 2012 09:05 pm

My MFM ordered tests for antiphospholipid syndrome (clotting disorder), specifically
(Not sure if those are the official names, but I just looked on my online med chart and that's what it said)
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Re: What specific tests?

Postby caryn » Thu Jun 07, 2012 04:43 pm

There isn't a standard workup; all MFMs use their judgment and intuition to order different tests. :)

I would want a baseline urinalysis and ANA at least, plus a family history. Most clotting disorders haven't panned out as causal in research but some docs will still check for them. The autoimmune stuff is definitely relevant.
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What specific tests?

Postby ellemoon » Thu Jun 07, 2012 08:37 am

What blood tests will the MFM order before TTC again after pre-e? I know they will test for autoimmune and blood clotting disorders but does anyone know what specific tests they order?

I was going to go ahead and have the doctor that I work with order the blood work so it would be ready when I see MFM July 26th- to be one step ahead. I can't believe my regular OB didn't order any blood work... :?
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