How do I know if I need a reproductive immunology work up?


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Reply Posted on: Aug 14, 2014 at 4:59pm
I am 32 years old and just underwent our 5th cycle of IVF. We turned to IVF due to male factor infertility because of my husbands history of leukemia and chemotherapy. In the first four cycles my eggs never made blasts even with donor sperm despite all labs and everything on my work up being negative. I had three transfers but all day 3 embryos and all of remaining embryos in all cycles arrested after day 3. I have 2 CCS normal blast frozen from our most recent cycle and only one shot at a FET. In hindsight I wish I would have discovered RI sooner. Anyway with only one shot I don't want it to fail and discover we missed something immunologically. No medical problems only significant family history is my mom suffers from rheumatoid arthritis. So my question is how do I know if I need immunology testing and if so what basic blood work can I run?

Dr. Braverman

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RE: How do I know if I need a reproductive immunology work up? Posted on: Aug 15, 2014 at 7:41am
With your family history of RA (which genes are inheritied) you certainly need to have a full workup. I would not transfer your lasta embryos until this is done. There are many other immune related conditions that could affect embryo quality that also affect implantation. You should fill out a consult form on my website and my staff will schedule a free 10 minute chat with me to review your case.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.