NK Cells

What are your thoughts on NK Cell testing do you think it would alter IVF outcome?

Our Expert's Answer

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Please note that all the answers we give are on a generic basis only, as we cannot provide more in-depth answers without access to your medical history. If you need a more detailed response, tailored to you, we would recommend a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists for more comprehensive medical advice.

Testing for Natural Killer cells (NK cells) is relatively new and claims have been made that women who have had failed IVF may have raised levels of these cells.  Some clinics offer a range of treatments to suppress NK cells.  Professional bodies i.e.  RCOG and British Fertility Society state that, to date, there is little scientific evidence that these treatments are beneficial and that you should only be offered these therapies as part of a clinical trial.