Wow @Hope06 this is wonderful news. Thanks for posting. I'll definitely send an email. I think I've finished my family but this is so fantastic for ladies out there still waiting for their bubs. Hopefully lots of people who have found this thread useful will send an email too.Hi ladies,
It has been a while since I posted and I apologise in advance for this lengthy message but I want to let you know about an important development that has the potential if it goes ahead to help many women.
Some of you may be aware that Dr Warren DeAmbrosis and Dr Mooring (QFG) travelled to New York recently to meet with Dr Braverman to discuss the possibility of setting a laboratory up here in Australia that would have the potential to do similar testing to what is being done currently via Reprosource.
My understanding is that the information gathered during this visit will be discussed at the next Virtus Health Management Meeting where further decisions are likely to be made regarding the feasibility of this idea and I am sure the level of interest they think they would get from Australian patients would be part of this decision making process.
If this laboratory goes ahead it has the potential to help many woman access testing here in Australia in a more timely and cost effective manner, without the added headaches that many of us have had to face sending blood overseas for testing. If this gets up and running then testing could occur in Australia in as little as 6 months. Wazza has suggested that if this is something that people feel strongly about then we should email the Qld Managing Director of Virtus Health, Steve Zeppia outlining our thoughts but more specifically the reasons why we think having a laboratory in Australia is important and the difficulties we face using the overseas labs, for example, expensive shipping costs, delays causing bloods not to be tested, issues regarding validity due to lengthy shipping time etc.
I would love to see as many people get behind this as possible to try and make this happen. I am sure most of you agree that when it comes to Reproductive Immunology, Australia is miles behind other countries. If this goes ahead I am sure it will have huge implications for how Fertility Specialists in Australia view Reproductive Immunology issues. The flow on effect from that could be huge and hopefully will allow many woman who walk this soul destroying path behind us get a correct diagnosis and treatment sooner, allowing them to get their take home baby sooner. This may be our only opportunity to have some say in the future of Reproductive Immunology in Australia so it would be great if as many people can get behind this as possible and help make this happen.
Remember ladies - power comes from numbers!!!