Tests and Investigations

1. Immune Tests - The immune system has been linked with failed implantation and delay in falling pregnant as well as a cause of recurrent miscarriage and failed IVF attempts.

HS5

Test for Tumour Necrosis Factor (TNF alpha) also known as TH1/TH2 cytokines

COST £370

HS10

This test includes the NK Cells (CD15/56 and CD69 count), Antinuclear Antibodies, Gliadin Antibodies and the Thyroid Antibodies

COST £330

(Equal to HS4 & HS19)

HS11

This test is a very complex test where the NK cells are put in a pregnancy like state to reflect their reaction during pregnancy and different medications are added to ascertain the treatment needed to reduce the activity level of NK cells

COST £580

TB Quantiferon Gold Test

Your TB status is required prior to the medications being administered

COST £110

 

2. Full Thrombophilia Screen - This test is to ascertain if there is a tendency in your blood to be sticky and cause miscarriages

HS1

This test includes Protein C, Protein S, Antithrombin III, Prothrombin Gene Mutation, Factor V Leiden, lupus anticoagulant and Anticardiolipin antibodies

COST £450

HS18

Partial thrombophilia screen tests include: Protein C Activity, Free Protein S Antigen, Antithrombin III

COST £120

HS21

This test includes Lupus Anticoagulant, Anticardiolipin antibodies and B2GP.

COST £140

 

3. Hormonal - There is a link with abnormal hormones and recurrent miscarriages, delayed fertility or failed IVF attempts

TFT3

There is a link with abnormal thyroid enzyme function and recurrent miscarriages and delayed fertility or failed IVF attempts

COST £110

Prolactin

There is a link with abnormal serum prolactin level and recurrent miscarriages and delayed fertility or failed IVF attempts

COST £60

 

4. Ovarian Reserve test - This test is to help assess ovarian reserve and fertility success potential. These hormones may also help in diagnosis of polycystic ovarian syndrome. The test includes FSH, LH, E2 and AMH

HS8

This test is usually done between days 1-3 of menstruation

COST £170

 

5. Ovulation - This test is to help detect confirmation of ovulation. It is

Progesterone

This test is usually done 5-7 days prior to menstruation

COST £60

 

6. Vaginal infection Profile

SPCR (chlamydia)

 

COST £60

Urine chlamydia

 

COST £60

Vaginal GBS

 

COST £60

 

7. Basic Profiles

Liver Function Test

This test is done as a baseline prior to giving medications.

COST £60

HS16

This test includes a full blood count and blood group.

COST £80

 

8. IBgen Test

IBgen Swab

This is a genetic study of ovarian function.

COST £350