T regulatory cells
T regulatory cells are an important marker in reproductive immunology. The T regulatory assay to be particularly useful in patients who have suffered chromosomally normal losses and also have normal NK and TH1/TH2 results. Most of these patients were found to have low levels of T regulatory cells. We have found that low numbers of T regulatory cells around the time of implantation identify women who are destined to lose their pregnancies. We have seen where rapid immunotherapeutic intervention appears to have salvaged these pregnancies.
Investigators throughout the world have found that low levels of T regulatory cells are associated with the following reproductive issues:
-recurrent implantation failure
-fetal growth retardation
-premature rupture of the membranes (PROM)
The T regulatory Cell Assay has become an important additional clinical measurement particularly in patients who do not have abnormalities in other immunologic blood tests.
For more information about the regulatory T cell, see: T regulatory cell studies.