When is the test appropriate for you?
- If you have a history of a venous or pulmonary embolism
- If you had a heart attack or stroke in a young age
- If you repeatedly spontaneously miscarried
- If you are unable to conceive with a partner
- An occurrence in your pregnancy of any of these complications: premature separation of the placenta, placental infarction, preeclampsia, retarded fetal growth, fetal deaths
- Any of your blood relatives experienced venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism
Safely with contraception
Hormonal contraception makes your blood more clotting. Generally, the risk of thrombosis is modest, about 2-4 times higher than women without hormonal contraception, so it is normally safe to use. However, if you have an inherited predisposition for increased blood clotting, the hormonal contraception can expose to 50 times higher risk of severe complications.
- Venous thrombosis and subsequent embolism (blood clots and release blockage vessels)
- The formation of arterial thrombosis and subsequent myocardial infarction or stroke
How does the test work?
During consultation gynecologist will discuss your medical history and determine whether you fit a genetic test, then will take blood samples.