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Sorry, another thread from me, but what do they test for when they carry out PET bloods?

(6 Posts)
NatalieJaneIsPregnantAgain Thu 16-Oct-08 11:36:06

Forgot to ask blush and am wondering if they check iron levels?

LiegeAndLief Thu 16-Oct-08 12:41:07

They are testing for pre-eclampsia. Can't remember exactly what they test - liver enzymes, creatinine? Pretty sure they don't test iron levels.

NatalieJaneIsPregnantAgain Thu 16-Oct-08 12:48:15

Thanks very much

Do you know if I can request an iron check, do they have to do one if I ask for one?

LiegeAndLief Thu 16-Oct-08 13:47:51

Don't think they have to do anything sadly! But you could certainly request one, they should do one if you have a good reason.

NatalieJaneIsPregnantAgain Thu 16-Oct-08 13:53:56

OK thanks for your help Liege.

LiegeAndLief Thu 16-Oct-08 16:01:30

No problem, just saw your other thread and thought your symptoms sounded exactly like PE - really glad the bloods came back fine. Hope you can get your iron levels sorted and feel better soon. I had severe PE with normal bp and urine, so very good idea to get the bloods done.

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