Immunology Tests prior to IVF

optimist

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Reply Posted on: Jun 2, 2014 at 1:37am
Dear Dr. Braverman,

We live in Ireland and have been given the diagnosis of "unexplained infertility" by our local fertility clinic. We are both 37 and have been advised to commence ivf asap. Prior to starting ivf I think we whould have a more comprehensive set of immunology tests carried out but our clinic is not recommending any, potentially as they do not have a reporductive immunologist working with them.
I would like to know what basic immunology tests you would recommend to be carried out prior to commencing an ivf protocol?
As so far the only immune test I have had carried out has been for thyroid antibodies, which was negative. All my hormone testing has been within normal ranges and I had a normal HSG scan but I have never had a positive pregnancy test. We have also been charting cycles with Napro for the past year and had normal vitamin D levels after supplementation.
Looking forward to hearing from you,

Yours sincerely,

Dr. Braverman

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RE: Immunology Tests prior to IVF Posted on: Jun 6, 2014 at 5:00am
We have worked with several clinics in Ireland. You would get all of the testing performed with us and then we would work in conjuction with your clinic. Feel free to send it a consult request and we can schedule a free 10 minute SKYPE consultation to discuss.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.