The life blood in me.
They take my blood, they have been taking so much of my blood 🙂
All the standard prenatal work-up, then the Serum testing yesterday and today they tested me for 12..12 damn blood clotting factors.
Here is what I was tested for this morning. Yes some of it is alien to me too, will find out more next week:
-CBC (BCP + Diff)
-PT (Prothrombin Time)
-PTT (Partial Thromboplastin Time)
-Anti Cardiolipin AB(antibodies)
-ANA (Antinuclear Antibody )
-ENA (Extractable Nuclear Antigen Antibodies)
-Leiden Factor V
-Prothrombin Gene Mutation (Cystic fibrosis (CF) genotyping)
I am just reading up on these, but basically, they will REALLY determine if I have blood clotting factors and if I should be taking Lovanox or Heparin in pregnancy or not.
As much as I am nervous, (the whole if you look hard enough for something you will find it complex) but I guess it’s better to know and prevent to go through stillbirth. Just stresses me out b/c blood clotting issues was ruled out as the cause of Evan’s death, so it was just a fluke thing that I tested possitive last time.
Just for my own notes and when I come back here to compare. Last time these were my results:
ANA Screen-Fully normal nothing stands out.
Lupus Anticoagulant test-1.3 (Normal is 1.2-so this is mildly mildly significant)
PTT-40 Normal is 36 so something to watch for…