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    Hi, sorry for posting again. Am wanting to make the move into investigate possible immune causes for my recurrent losses.

    Can anyone tell me what tests my GP scan refer for as a starting point? I’ve made an appointment with Dr Matthias but it’s not for a few months. Was hoping I could get basic recurrent loss bloods through my GP first so I didn’t have to wait a (very expensive) appointment with him doing just that.

    Can someone share what tests I should request as a starting point (thinking thyroid, clotting, antibodies etc but would like specifics) and do you know if the GP can refer for that?

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    This is my list of tests. Talk to your GP about which ones they feel comfortable requesting - some docs aren’t comfortable requesting tests they don’t understand the results of (which is fair enough!)

    MTHFR c665C>T and c1286A>C
    Factor V Leiden
    ACL Anticardiolipin antibodies
    ACA
    ANA Anti nuclear antibodies
    ATA anti thyroid antibodies
    Anti sperm antibodies
    Prothrombin gene mutation
    Activated Protein C resistance
    Protein C thrombosis screen
    Protein S thrombosis screen
    Homocysteine levels
    TFT Thyroid function test
    Glucose tolerance test
    Vitamin B1, B6, B12, serum folate
    Lupus anticoagulant

    Cell Surface Markers - Lymphocyte Subsets (this includes NK cells and T cells). Get this one at Laverty’s pathology if they are in your state. Usually doesn’t have reference range so may need Dr M to interpret but at least you’ll have it at first appointment.

    Get printouts of all the test results and bring to Dr M for your appointment. Even if GP says something is ok!

    R

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    Thank you so much for your help. I’ve recorded all those.
    Would you happen to know what normal levels of homocysteine should be? I was tested on Friday because I basically begged my FS to do some kind of testing after my most recent miscarriage. He said it was normal, it 10.3

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    Yep that’s right in the zone. The reference range on my Homocysteine test showed normal as 5-12.

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