Now from what Dr. Stokes has told me, this list is grouped in categories. So, from what I understand one test will be the "main" test- if you test positive for that test, then you continue onto the next tests in that category. If it is negative no further tests are needed. They are not sectioned off as groups in the list though so I can't tell you what the categories are.
Karyotyping for DH and you (tests for any genetic issues)
Sperm assays and investigations - including DNA fragmentation testing
Hysteroscopy, HSG etc. to check for scarring, fibroids, polyps etc
Thin lining, no triple stripe etc.
Doppler - to check blood flow in uterus
Insulin resistance (fasting glucose test)
Thyroid levels (TSH, T3, T4)
Anti Nuclear Antibodies
Full Blood count
ESR (Erythrocyte Sedimentation rate)
RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)
BLOOD CLOTTING PANEL (Thrombophilia panel)
Serum Immunoglobulins (IgG, IgM and IgA)
Activated Protein C Resistance
Factor V Leiden genotype
Anti Phospholipid Antibodies
Anti Cardiolipin Antibodies
Plasma Free Protein S level
Factor II G20210A
Prothrombin Gene Mutation
Antithrombin III M
APTT (Activited Partial Thromboplastin Time)
MTHFR (methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase) and connected with this is measurement of your homocysteine levels (The GP may not be able to do this one)
Chlamydia and any other bacterial infections
Varicella Zoster antibodies
Progesterone (should be done through endometrial biopsy since blood tests aren't accurate.)
Immune testing (so called Chicago or Level 2 tests) - to be done by specialist consultant:-
Natural Killer Cells
Cytokines, (TH1, TH2)
An SHG is an u/s with saline procedure that looks at the shape of the uterus as well as looks at the tubes.--Tylenol and Advil are recommended before the procedure.
HSG--a procedure where they insert a catheter into your cervix and inject your uterus with dye to check the shape of your uterus and to make sure your tubes are clear via x-ray
|Glucose Resistance Testing: |
You must fast for 12 hours before you take this test and you are normally expected at the lab first thing in the morning. A blood vial will be taken to check for your normal resting glucose levels. You will then be given an aweful tasting orange drink that is super sweet and kinda tastes like that McDonald's orange drink. A couple of hours later you will return to the lab and another blood sample will be taken to check you glucose levels after have your system shocked with the sugar. Plan to take the morning off because it eats into a good protion of the morning and some tests require further blood work at various hours through the day.
I am going to add the following information as it was brought to my attention to be tested for them but I didn't see them listed above(unless they are called some other medical term:
Might be worth researching more
Get your iodine checked:
The other thing I was recently told about was to see if you have a gluten allergy.
Here is the blog that she talks about: http://glutendoctors.blogspot.com/20...uten-blog.html but it seems to direct you to go to this site instead:http://www.healthnowmedical.com/cate...erance-celiac/ I didn't go completely through this website but I didn't see anything on infertility & gluten on the front page.
I'm going to call my dr & see if I have been tested for these & if not ask to be tested. Just 2 more things to knock off the list of "maybe it's this".