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DD2 needs re-test of bloods taken - Why? Is this normal or have they got something?

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mumgoingcrazy Fri 31-Oct-08 19:28:16

DD2 is undergoing blood tests and soon an MRI scan to determine the cause of her GDD and sensory processing issues.

The hospital called today because her Paed needs a retest on one particular test.

I am absolutely beside myself wondering what the hell they have found. Is this normal, have they found something and they want to be 100% sure before telling us or could it be they got a bad pot?


vjg13 Fri 31-Oct-08 19:51:15

Try not to worry, I work in a hospital lab and the most likely reason is the sample was too small to do all the investigations. smile

If you are really worried make an appointment with your GP and ask them to explain the results they have so far.

mumgoingcrazy Fri 31-Oct-08 20:02:34

Thank you vjg, they only managed to get 4 pots ouf of 14 anyway so I'm hoping maybe it was too small.

Thank you I do feel a bit better.

vjg13 Fri 31-Oct-08 20:08:48

My daughter has GDD too and I remember well the awful wait for results of her metabolic studies and genetics.

misscutandstick Fri 31-Oct-08 20:11:29

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... hmm really??? they really needed a test for that???

mumgoingcrazy Fri 31-Oct-08 20:11:45

What was the outcome (if you don't mind me asking)?

How old is she?

Thanks again

mumgoingcrazy Fri 31-Oct-08 20:13:41

Thank you misscut, Thank god for mumsnet, I don't know where I'd be without it..... honestly!!

vjg13 Fri 31-Oct-08 20:24:02

My daughter's tests found nothing and her urine sample got lost and was repeated (not where I work!) Genetics found nothing also.

She is 10 now so this when she was about 3.

mumgoingcrazy Fri 31-Oct-08 20:31:56

Thanks vjg, I'm hoping they don't find anything as she is doing ok. I'm on the laptop every evening diagnosing her with anything and everything. I'm driving myself around the bend.

I don't feel so bad now though. Thanks to both of you xxx

vjg13 Sat 01-Nov-08 09:15:21

mumgoingcrazy, let us know how you get on.

My daughter had blood taken after she was sedated for her MRI which did make it easier.The oral sedation was a bit nasty though. sad

Apart from the genetics most results should be back within a week or two at

misscutandstick Sat 01-Nov-08 09:32:48

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 Sat 01-Nov-08 09:36:03

MUMGOINGCRAZY the paed mentioned an MRI nearly a year ago, and when i mentioned it a couple of months ago.. he DENIED ever having mentioned it shock and said it really wouldnt be any point to it.

vjg13 Sat 01-Nov-08 09:56:26

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.

mumgoingcrazy Sat 01-Nov-08 12:13:51

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!

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