I have been reading other posts and now have received my fathers results for the B12 followup tests.
I convinced his GP to give him B12 injections of hydroxy 1000mg over a 2 week period back in September. His neurological symptoms improved dramatically, depression and suicidal thoughts disappeared but he is left with extreme anxiety now.
His B12 was 412 and I continued him on 5000mcg lozenges from Jarrows until 2 weeks ago. Out of the blue the GP finally agreed to do the homocysteine and intrinsic factor tests as well as Parietal cell auto-antibody test, so he was still supplementing at the time. These test results have been read out to me over the phone (parents NOT computer literate but I am travelling to see them tomorrow!) but I would be I would like to gain a little knowledge about how they look to those of you who understand them if that is ok? His GP rarely show the ranges because they printout 6years each time on one sheet to save costs! GP wants to see him Monday so I am going down to be with him at the appointment.
B12 - +2000
Folate - >20
Homocysteine - 14.2
Intrinsic Factor - XaDsn - negative - PPV of 95% low sensitivity 40 (-60%)
Parietal Cell Auto Antibody - XE2pi) blood - positive gastric parietal cell antibodies non-specific marker for autoimmune disease P.A intrinsic factor
Mitochondria anti-body Screening Test - normal result - anti-smooth muscle auto antibody level (XE2ph) blood - result negative
Microsomal - negative
Nuclear Auto Antibody Screen - negative
Investigating his Thyroid too:-
TSH - 4.02
Free T3 - 4.9
Free T4 - 17
Parathyroid - 4
I am going to get a Blue Horizon Full Thyroid 12 test done next. May have to get the saliva Cortisol test sent off too!
Cortisol serum - 407+
Ferritin - 25
Iron - 15
celiac antibody test - 14 (0-15)
Thank you in advance for any advice given
jbthyro x x