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Latest research shows that immunological aspects related to infertility are becoming a very important issue. Data shows that patients with repeated implantation failure on in vitro fertilization cycles and on artificial insemination may be developing immunological factors that impair pregnancy.

If one considers that the spermatozoa and the embryo are agents that do not belong naturally to the maternal environment, immunological reactions could be expected in order to reject these agents. In fact this do happens when there is a disorder in the immune system that leads to IVF and IUI failures and spontaneous abortions.

Several factors should be assessed in order to evaluate this possibility. In our Clinic a complete immunological panel is performed as shown below:

Antiphospholipids Antibodies panel, ANF, Antiperoxidase and Antithyroglobulin Antibodies, Natural Killer cells, Prothrombin factor II, Factor V, S and C Protein activity, Antithrombin III, Antianexin, Citokines TH1 and Th2, Glicodelin, IGFBP-1.

Depending on the tests results adequate treatment should be established before IVF and IUI cycles in order to achieve the best pregnancy rates.





Ovulation Induction

Artificial insemination

In Vitro Fertilization

Other Treatments

PGD

HLA-G



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