List of pre existing disorders

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Re: List of pre existing disorders

Postby MomTimesThree » Tue Aug 04, 2015 05:07 am

I can't speak to all of them, but yes, all of ours were blood draws.

I wish you best of luck at the appointment. I found our pre-conception appointment very reassuring.

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Re: List of pre existing disorders

Postby elizabethd82 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 06:56 pm

Hi guys!
Do you know if most of these tests are blood tests? My husband and I are getting ready for a pre conception appointment with maternal fetal medicine doctors and just was curious what to expect,

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Re: List of pre existing disorders

Postby laney_p » Wed Jul 29, 2015 07:35 pm

Hey Kate,

Not a stupid question at all! And the answer is, absolutely. We are in fact in the process of writing an article about all the tests you might consider having done as part of inter-conception care (between pregnancies) to test if there are any underlying disorders of which you and the doctor should be aware. This might include clotting disorders, liver disorders, autoimmune conditions (like lupus) and others.

Unfortunately, some women are still a mystery and all their tests may still come back negative! But if you do have an underlying condition, it can be extremely helpful to get the condition under control before going into another pregnancy. For many women, treating that underlying condition can improve their outcome.
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Re: List of pre existing disorders

Postby Freakykate1 » Wed Jul 29, 2015 00:02 am

Can these tests be ran NOT pregnant? To see if you have any of these things BEFORE pregnancy? Sorry. I'm sure this is a stupid question. :shock:

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Re: List of pre existing disorders

Postby tree » Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:07 pm

Here is one list from this thread:
Your doctor might want to do some different tests. This list is about 5 years old, but I think it is still reasonably current.

"There are several lists of tests floating around on the various preeclampsia sites, but here is the most comprehensive one I've seen (my OB recommended most, but not all, of the tests):

Lieden Factor V mutation R560Q (DNA test by PCR)
Hyperhomocysteinemia MTHFR Mutation (DNA test by PCR)
Prothrombin Gene Mutation 20210 (GA) (DNA test by PCR)
Protein C levels
Protein S levels
Activated Protein C activity
Antibodies to 6 phospholipids of the IgM, IgG and IgA classes
Lupus anticoagulant antibody
Russell Viper Venom time
Activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT)
Prothrombin time (PT)and Partial prothrombin time (PPT)"
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List of pre existing disorders

Postby Milliesuds » Sat Dec 07, 2013 01:17 pm

Can someone please tell me where I can find the list of suggested tests to be run post hellp? I was told it is on this site but can't locate it. Thank you

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