I also got my list of additional blood tests that I will have drawn tomorrow:
- factor V (Activated Protein C Resistance) - treatment = heparin or aspirin; may need Foligard if due to high homocystine levels
- antithrombin III (AT III) - treatment = heparin
- protein S (normal is greater than 60% non pregnant, greater than 35% pregnant; If positive retest for free and total values) - treatment = heparin
- factor II (Prothrombin) - treatment = heparin
So at our next appointment we'll get those results as well as for the other two tests for anticardiolipin or lupus anticoagulant.
I am curious why he is not testing for the following:
Protein C - recommended to be tested along with protein S
thrombosis (Human Platelet Antigen-1)
Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene
I know that I've read they have been associated with 2nd and 3rd trimester loss but I have also heard that a high number of people have MTHFR and that if it is associated with another of the clotting tests that it's a bigger problem. Hmmmmm.
Thank you for all your kind comments and those that shared your stories. It's been a great encouragement. And let me clarify that when I say, "I'm to blame" it's more a wording rather than a negative thought I have about myself. So no stinkin thinkin is going on :)