i agree with VJG, they are always messing up (the people who take the blood) and having to retest...
DS5 is GDD, FTT, ASD, coeliac, so a fair few things to check. Every test hes had (no exageration!) has had to be redone. There has been: coagulation problems, lack of specimen, wrongly labelled, wrong tubes(?), to name a few...
So i really wouldnt worry about it, i just feel for your DD who has to be poked again!
Incidentally, the only thing that they could tell me from the last chromosome tests from DS5 was: that he is a boy... really??? they really needed a test for that???
actually VJG, have a bit of a Q, if you dont mind... DS5 had bloods done for chromosome check (just a basic one i think, not looking for anything in particular), back in mid August... surely it would be done by now but havent heard anything at all. The others have come back fine, how long shold the chromosome ones take on average?
misscutandstick, I think it varies from place to place and is done at a regional centre. We were told 8 to 12 weeks but this was 7 years ago. Maybe worth chasing it up beacuse unless they have an enormous backlog it shouldn't be longer.
I was told a 2 month wait as they have to go to Great Ormond Street. We had the original ones done only 2 weeks ago and have already been asked for a re-test so maybe it might be quicker. I like the idea of taking bloods whilst she is sedated though, getting blood from her was horrendous (she's tactile defensive which really doesn't help). It's such an agonising wait, can't sleep, concentrate just constantly wondering what have they found.
The pead said the MRI would come after the blood results but maybe I'll push for it anyway, esp if you've waited a year and then they've forgotten about it!