Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Test Results

I got the test results back from my doctor's office today. These are the tests that he took instead of having the perinatologist do it. The findings were as follows:

I'm a carrier for Canavan Disease, which is one of the many diseases us Jews tend to carry. My paperwork suggests genetic testing, but my doctor didn't mention anything about that. I'll talk to the perinatologist about it. I don't think we need to worry about it unless Chris is also a carrier, which is unlikely.

My mutation is what they call C677T, which I believe is also called hyperhomocysteinemia. This can be treated by taking extra folic acid. My doctor suggested I take Folgard OS, which they are calling in to CVS for me. I can't just take extra of my regular folic acid b/c that also contains Vitamin A and it's bad to take too much of that.

5 comments:

Heather said...

Did you have the Ashkenazi (sp?) battery of tests done? Is that what this was?

Girl said...

Well I chalk it up to good news, now you know for the future.... I hope you keep your blog updated always. I would miss ya!

Girl said...

OHH it's Gail btw, I forgot I was logged into blogger!

Erika said...

More folic acid - now that's a good thing! I hope that dropping the extra folic acid will help you have a very healthy baby, very soon!

Anonymous said...

I was wondering if you could tell me more about Folgard OS from your stand point. I have walked your road, lost 3 babies in 6 months...but found out that there was a condition called Asherman's syndrome that developed after my d&c w/ first miscarriage that caused the 2nd and 3rd m/c....
reproductive endicrinologist (sp) managed to repair and I am now pregnant w/ 2nd child since those losses...and they are felt as each day passes, that never goes away. I am sorry for your loss, but there is hope after the loss. Anyway, I have been looking all over the internet re Folgard OS that OB put me on b/c prenatals were making me ill (they arent now) and I cant understand why he put me on them or if I can still take prenatals and antacids (TUMS for heartburn) You can email me at adreffs @ kbdzlaw dot com if you would like. Thx!! Another Amy....

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