We went to the new clinic as they can match us with DE much much quicker than previous clinic. They have suggested immunology screening at considerable extra cost as had 2 miscarriages (had many of the tests done 2 years ago on NHS, I was informed verbally that they were all OK) and 2 failed ICSI cycles. My GP has given me forms to take to hospital for a lot of these, he said he might get an angry phone call but he'd deal with that. He said that he thinks that a lot of them are unnecessary and that's what the previous clinic have said. Hopefully they won't show anything is wrong. My last thyroid test was 3.65 (last August) and this new clinic won't treat me unless it's 2.5 or under so that's being redone and I might need to go on thyroxine before, during treatment and during pregnancy. I really don't like having blood tests done so it's this aspect rather than the money that puts me off. Plus there seems to be limited evidence as to whether the immunology factors actually make any difference. I suspect that the main reason for the miscarriages and failed cycles is due to my age and that's why we're going for DE.
It's rather confusing as one clinic weren't concerned about my thryoid level and the new clinic are, the previous clinic out me on steroids and this clinic won't unless the tests show I need them. I understand this but it's confusing that different clinics have different protocols!
All I can see at the moment is more waiting!
On the plus side their statistics for pregnancy after treatment there are good.