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Where to test HCG levels?

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Hi lovely ladies,

I have seen in various posts that after a BFP, some of you test regularly your HCG to check that the pregnancy is developing as it should and I think you get the results straight away?

Where to you have these blood tests? I have checked medichecks and it says it's a 2 day wait

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Nuffield do blood tests but don’t know what the wait time is. Might be worth contacting your nearest and asking.

My clinic does a HCG blood test to confirm pregnancy but they only recheck it if the numbers are low. Otherwise you wait until viability scan x

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Crista240411 in reply to KiboXX

This is the 1st cycle that I'm doing abroad so no testing with the clinic, although to be honest for my previous 5 cycles the UK clinic didn't offer any blood tests either! It was hpt and the viability scan. But after my miscarriage at 12 wks, if I'm lucky and get a positive now I'd want to do bloods regularly to check if everything is going ok or other8to be able to prepare myself...

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KiboXX in reply to Crista240411

I completely understand that, I’m in Cambridge so not far from you and we had a similar struggle with our original clinic, maybe even the same one! We moved to a London clinic and they will actually check bloods if we ask. It’s so frustrating isn’t it!

I would definitely call nuffield and ask x

Where abouts in the UK are you Crista?xx

I'm in Milton Keynes

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KiboXX in reply to Crista240411

Which clinic are you at?x

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Crista240411 in reply to KiboXX

I'm doing this one abroad in Czech republic, with reprofit

Hmmm I'm not much help down that area. However you could try some of your local fertility units and ask if they'll do a private blood for you? Nuffield clinic and ultrasound direct do bloods too, you could try them. My local NHS fertility clinic does private bloods so you could look at that too! Good luck.xx

Thanks hon! You too! I know you are counting the hours now. 2ww is always nerve wracking!

Thank you!💕 Its hell isn't it?! I'm despairing a bit today!!😩xx

Oh no! Think of how many days have already passed and you are doing fabulously!!!

So, as I say, borrowed from the famous Nemo cartoon 'just keep swimming ... just keep swimming'.

Hope I made you smile at least...

Ha ha ha love it, thank you! Just watched the little video clip!! Now I'm gonna be stuck with that in my head too!🤣🤣xx

That's what I was secretly aiming for!!! 🥳😁🤣

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Nix321 in reply to Crista240411

I work in MK. If you do find a clinic that does your bloods, I would be interested to know also if your happy to share that information 😊

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Crista240411 in reply to Nix321

Of course! 🤓

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Nix321 in reply to Crista240411

Thank you 😊

Bourn Hall definitely won’t do it. Maybe try Cambridge IVF?x

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Crista240411 in reply to KiboXX

Thanks hon. Care, which is my previous fertility clinic, doesn't do anything either unless you currently cycle with them

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KiboXX in reply to Crista240411

Yeah Bourn wouldn’t even when I was cycling with them! 🤯

Cambridge IVF might be willing to though, worth a try. Good luck x

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Crista240411 in reply to KiboXX

Thanks hon

My ivf clinic is in Spain, they asked me to have my hcg checked (I’m in U.K.) I had to ring quite a few private ivf clinics to find one that did same day hcg testing and results, I found one an hr from my home.

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Crista240411 in reply to Gem5

Could you by any chance pm me the name and location?

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Gem5 in reply to Crista240411

I’m afraid it’s not letting pm you, can you try to pm me so I can reply

My clinic, based in Greece, send me to The Doctor Lab in Wimpole street. I think you need a referral to get it done. They send results in a few hours to the clinic and the clinic tell me. How far along are you?

Not lucky enough to have a BFP yet...going for transfer this weekend... just prepping myself with positive thinking!

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KiboXX in reply to Crista240411

My clinic is IVI also on Wimpole Street, they definitely do them same day so I’m sure you can pay there to have one. Didn’t think of that before!x

Best of luck hun. Keep believing. Even though it's hard sometimes. X

What's IVI like? I've heard so much about them.

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KiboXX in reply to Rainbowhope

I absolutely love them. I was with a previous clinic nearer me for three rounds, always ended up doing early transfers because our embryos struggled and our fertilisation rates weren’t the greatest. We moved to IVI for our fourth and they have been amazing, same doctor from my initial app did my egg collection, transfer, phoned me with my results. It’s been so personal, all the negativity I had from previous experiences is gone. We got three embryos in the freezer on our first round with them and I’m currently 6 weeks pregnant from the first transfer of those 💕

X

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Rainbowhope in reply to KiboXX

That sounds amazing. I'm so glad for you. I must keep them in mind. Wishing you a happy healthy pregnancy. Xxx

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KiboXX in reply to Rainbowhope

Thank you! Congrats to you too! 🥳 xx

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