Thanks so much for posting all that detail. It's really interesting to see how the results for Nk cells differ between labs.
I can only relate to Dr M's lab results of course because I haven't done any testing with Dr S.
My CD56 are higher than yours (which is why he told me I'm in the upper end) and my CD57 are the same as yours. You're lucky however that you got away with intralipid treatment instead of IVIg (which I got, due to my age and lack of time). Dr M explained to me that there hasn't been enough testing done yet to really prove the use of intralipid but that's not the case with IVIg so I guess he wasn't going to take any chances with me.
Oh also, Dr M would no doubt have had you fill in his questionnaire. He would have noted from your answers, whether you had enough of the 'markers' which would suggest more intenstive testing should be done. I guess that's why I sent blood to the US and you didn't!
My protocol is essentially the same as yours except for the IVIg instead of intralipid and I was also asked to do the IVIg between days 5 to 7 of my IVF cycle (not a month before).
I'm on 0.5mg Dexa twice daily (taking it up to 3 times daily from ET).
All the rest is the same.
For me, I'm glad I went with Dr M and the infusion, because I've been on Prednisolone and Clexane for the last 4 years without success. Having said that, I conceived the very first time I used Prednisolone and Cardiprin. I figure though (from what I read in Dr Beer's book) that the NK cells must have kicked into gear thereafter which is why the combination of Pred and Clexane have not been enough for me ever since. Hopefully the combination of IVIg, Clexane, Dexa and Cardiprin will be the key!
I'm having egg collection on Friday and therefore (hopefully) ET this weekend or Monday.
Well done Angel, for getting all your testing done. It's nice to know what the real picure is, isn't it! All the best for your future plans. Keep us posted. xx