Thursday, April 05, 2007


Disappointed is proably the best description for what we feel today. We talked to the clinic about our Karotyping test and it appears that the lab doing the testing- conducted the wrong test entirely. So they confirmed I was pregnant-- and nothing else. Yeah, thanks. I think the morning sickness was a huge tip off for us. So what does all that mean? In short- we will never know why we miscarried because the lab screwed up. The clinic sent over the correct orders but the lab opted to just not do them. I wonder if the lab tech who mistakenly did the wrong test has any idea of the impact that had on us? Do you think they'll send me a "hey, how are we doing card, we want to know" to rate the facility. Yeah, I doubt I will be hearing from them.

So we are moving on, grudgingly- I was doing the immune blood testing at the clinic as a next phase, but I think they will be sending me the kit to fedex on in-- that way I don't need to drive a few hours just to give them blood. Then we'll get the results from that and decide what to do next.

13 comments:

Adrienne said...

Can you call the lab directly - is it possible that they still have enough to do the right test? That is beyond disappointing, and it's not the first time I've heard of this happening. A close friend also didn't get her results, although in her case they lost the sample (THEY LOST IT! Incredible to me that these labs can be so incompetent.)

I don't know what else to say except I'm very sorry for your loss.

Bea said...

I think "disappointed" is a very charitable word, under the circumstances. I hope the immune testing goes smoothly, and fingers crossed for the results.

Bea

Sarah said...

disappointed?! i'm totally fucking pissed off on your behalf!! that's ridiculous!!! but i guess being angry gets you no where. it sucks big time. i'm so sorry.

Mary Ellen and Steve said...

I am so sorry Ellie. I would be furious. There is no excuse for that. I hope that your immune testing goes smoothly, and that your results show that everything is fine.

Kris said...

Oh no! I would be so furious! I had a lab come up with a result that was clearly wrong and they didn't say anything or retest... just sent out the incorrect result. And I was all kinds of pissed off about that. I can't believe your lab just refused to do the test. I'm so sorry you won't get those answers.

Lut C. said...

They did WHAT! How enfuriating!

Venusuvian Debs said...

Terrible. It's almost like a don't care attitude with no regard to how it may affect other people.

Stephanie said...

That is just crazy! How upsetting. Sorry you have to deal with such incompetent people! grrr...

olivegirl said...

I miscarried just shortly before you just shy of 8 weeks. The embryo was measuring 6w4d. I opted for a therapeutic miscarriage at home, which left me to collect the products of conception on my own. I thought I had gathered the right stuff, but it was pretty difficult to figure out what was what. Anyhow to make a long story long...the lab could find trophoblast cells, but no embryo. Thus, no genetic testing. So I guess we're in the same boat, except I'm the one that effed it up.

The Momcaster said...

that is just so ridiculously crazy!
someone should give lab technicians a seminar about the emotional impact their work has on IF-ers.
so sorry this had to happen to you.

The Momcaster said...

that is just so ridiculously crazy!
someone should give lab technicians a seminar about the emotional impact their work has on IF-ers.
so sorry this had to happen to you.

Hopeful Mother said...

I'm so sorry. I think you are too nice to be only disappointed - I would be angry. Angry about the lab screw-up, and angry about the fact that this happened in the first place.

You deserve so much more, Ellie. I hope that it comes soon.

LJ said...

Hey Ellie,

Added your blog to my daily reads after your comment. I am so sorry you are going through this too. That stinks that the lab screwed up, it just adds insult to injury.