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    Default Endometrial Receptivity Test?

    Hi,

    Has anyone had an Endometrial Receptivity Test before transfer?

    It's an option for people who have experienced a failed transfer and is supposed to detect the best time to transfer. I understand that the evidence of benefit is still limited.

    We're going to try our first frozen transfer and I'm considering the test seeing as we only have three embies and won't be doing any more IVF.

    I'm really interested to hear from people who have undergone the test.

    Thanks

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    Neither of my FSs believed in the test and recommended against taking it (especially considering cost)

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    I haven’t had the need to do it but I have seen plenty of positive results with ladies that have had multiple bfn’s, eg 8-9 and with excellent looking embryos, and after this test go on to have bfp’s, it’s estimated at least 20% of ladies have altered days of receptivity.

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    We did this test the beginning of last year, we had at that point done at least 11x cycles (mix of stim, FET & 1x freeze all) not one pregnancy ever not even a faint line. Nothing ever took. Once we did this test & result was I was “post - receptive” so needed at least 6 days of progesterone for a 5 days transfer. Did a FET & bang pregnant. First 2x pink lines we had ever seen in 4 years. Albeit I miscarried & after testing product had T16 I fell pregnant, it was an absolutely game changer. I 100% believe a mix of that added progesterone & Intralipids got us pregnant. After 4 years and countless Day 3 / 5 embryos never standing a chance, I’m so glad I did that test, only wish I didn’t do it sooner! I’m now currently pregnant for the 2nd time (5 weeks & 5 days w/ de) I’m seeing quite a few woman on that forum having no luck & doing the ERA’s now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nettz84 View Post
    Neither of my FSs believed in the test and recommended against taking it (especially considering cost)
    Even if they don’t “believe” in it doesn’t mean it won’t work for you! I had a GF who had had 5 miscarriages last 2x being PGS tested embryos, she asked for the Alpha Gene Match & both Obyn & FS said they didn’t believe in it & thought her miscarriages were “bad luck” (3 maybe but 5, something is amiss) she changed specialist & he tests for everything under the sun & low and behold her & her husband have a 50 % match (so her body was rejecting the embryos). Had she stayed put she would’ve sacrificed her last 2 remaining PGS tested embryos!

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    I'm going to play devil's advocate here - while some women do fall pregnant after moving their transfer days because of ERA results, others don't. You tend to hear more of the "I did X and it worked" stories than "I did X and it still didn't work" because those people are more likely to share, there's a bit of confirmation bias at play.
    An FS I liked told me that he's not writing the ERA off, but that in practice they're not seeing a better success rate after the test. Also, he mentioned that it may have a very high false positive rate, because when they do the ERA on women whose implantation window is already known (ie repeat pregnancies on that transfer day), they also come back with mixed results.
    It's very expensive and needs to be done twice for diagnosis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peacan View Post
    Hi,

    Has anyone had an Endometrial Receptivity Test before transfer?

    It's an option for people who have experienced a failed transfer and is supposed to detect the best time to transfer. I understand that the evidence of benefit is still limited.

    We're going to try our first frozen transfer and I'm considering the test seeing as we only have three embies and won't be doing any more IVF.

    I'm really interested to hear from people who have undergone the test.

    Thanks
    Hi Peacan,

    I just want to let you know that I have similar experience as @RubyT78 . I did my ERA in June and did a transfer in Aug with 1 extra day of progesterone. Today I have got my first positive beta.

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    Thank you all for your feedback, I really appreciate it. I'm glad to hear it worked for a couple you of and wish you well. We'll continue to mull it over. Decision making is exhausting sometimes. Thanks again all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalina View Post
    I'm going to play devil's advocate here - while some women do fall pregnant after moving their transfer days because of ERA results, others don't. You tend to hear more of the "I did X and it worked" stories than "I did X and it still didn't work" because those people are more likely to share, there's a bit of confirmation bias at play.
    An FS I liked told me that he's not writing the ERA off, but that in practice they're not seeing a better success rate after the test. Also, he mentioned that it may have a very high false positive rate, because when they do the ERA on women whose implantation window is already known (ie repeat pregnancies on that transfer day), they also come back with mixed results.
    It's very expensive and needs to be done twice for diagnosis.
    Hi Kalina how much are you talking about? I want to get an idea of the costs. Thank you?


 

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