Women who had experienced at least two miscarriages can perform a test to detect mutations in genes predisposing them to the development of thromboembolism (thrombosis). Blood clots within the placenta may lead to a pregnancy loss. The main causes of the disease are blood clotting disorders.
Genetic testing allows us to check variants of genes that significantly affect the functioning of the blood clotting system. Having a “Leiden mutation” increases risk of thrombosis 30-fold, explains Dr. Pukszta. The mutation in the prothrombin gene causes an increase in the risk of developing the disease by 2-3 fold.
Mutations in the MTHFR gene are associated homocysteine disorders that may cause fetal defects or even miscarriage. If the diagnosis is made before the planned pregnancy, vitamin B6 and folic acid are recommended to be taken before and during pregnancy to minimize the chance of unwanted effects of the disorder.
We hope to see you at INVICTA’s stand during ESHRE 2015 in Lisbon (Booth E50) !
Come over and you’ll have a chance to get your free FertiGenes Test™ !