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Is this found on the karyotype or a seperate test?

Also, if you are taking extra folic acid (1600mcg in all) will it give a false negative on the homocysteine test?
 

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My homocysteine levels have been tested as part of a cholesterol panel, clotting panel & as a separate test. My understanding is that taking high folic acid in conjunction with B6 & B12 lowers homocysteine, rather then masking higher levels. Homocysteine in and of itself isn't dangerous; it is an indication of other (possibly undefined) issues or risks.
 

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Mine was also discovered on the recurrent pregnancy loss panel. My understanding is that recent pregnancy and folate supplementation can alter homocysteine levels. My two cents, regardless of test results, I wanted empirical treatment after my third consecutive loss. I hope you get the care you need and deserve.

Amy
 

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MTHFR is a completely separate test to the karyotype.

My understanding was that folic acid can alter the test results, however at the time I was tested, I wasn't aware of that and I was taking high dose folic acid.

When I mentioned it to my RE, he wasn't concerned. I had only been taking the tabs for about 2 weeks prior though.
 

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So basically my OB dropped the ball?! Why the hell wasn't this on my original RPL panel?!?! It makes me want to throw up!

I will call my PCP on Monday and ask her about the folic acid and request she add the MTHFR test as well. What it is it called?

I don't know what I'm going to do if this comes back positive and the path report on the placenta is bad. Really, the thought of it makes me ill.
 

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Hmmmm....I am not so sure as I am pretty new to all of this.

But, my understanding is that MTHFR is a gene mutation, which in and of itself doesn't necessarily mean much. It CAN effect homocystein levels, which high levels are a risk for miscarriage. Folic acid will have an effect on homocystein levels, but it wouldn't be able to change a gene mutation, which you either have or don't have.

HTH,
Tracy

*just read the other posts and it looks like what I wrote has already been mentioned. sorry for the repeat!*
 
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