Last updated: Friday, 16, July, 2010
|Key Information||Appropriate Tests|
FBC, blood group.
Rh(D) immunoglobulin should be administered if patient is Rh(D) negative.
Histology of tissue passed, or curette specimen.
See also Fetal death.
Serial beta human chorionic gonadotrophin.
Further investigation of underlying cause is usually only indicated if abortion is recurrent.
Beta human chorionic gonadotrophin.
Defined as 3 or more consecutive spontaneous abortions.
Endocrine disorders, especially
Autoimmune disorders, especially
APTT, lupus inhibitor; cardiolipin antibodies, antinuclear antibodies.
Factor V Leiden, Prothrombin gene mutation, protein C, protein S, antithrombin III.
Blood for cytogenetics (constitutional) (test both partners).
Cytogenetics of fetal/placental may be helpful (consult geneticist). Currently, molecular genetics is not indicated.
Cervical swab, curettage tissue - microscopy and culture.
Blood culture; FBC, blood film. See also Septicaemia.