Do low LAD mean I need LIT if never been pregnant?

clairl

3 Posts
Reply Posted on: Dec 10, 2013 at 12:27pm
Dear Dr Braverman

I have been told I need LIT due to the following LAD levels:

IgM+ 5.%
IgG+ 8.9%
IgM+1%
IgG+5.6%

I have only had one pregnancy that ended at 6.5wks last January 2013.

I am confused. I thought my levels should be low as I have not been pregnant beyond 6.5wks? I have been told that despite this when LAD levels are above 50% then pregnancy is more likely.

Could you clarify as I don't want to have LIT if it isn't needed?

Clair
clair lewoski

Dr. Braverman

2024 Posts
RE: Do low LAD mean I need LIT if never been pregnant? Posted on: Dec 10, 2013 at 2:53pm
Yes a negative LAD (low levels of antibody ) are not bad in someone who has been pregnant only to 6.5 weeks. This does not in my opinion require LIT and I suspect it may actually make certain cases worse if there is already a some other problem in generating patenrnal tolerance.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.