I have been trying to make sense of the data I now have (ta-daa) from GP... but there is a lot of info and I see others have asked for help interpreting - so am following suit. Overall, there are few things out of range but others that seem to me near the edge of ranges and I thought perhaps you knowledgeable people could help me figure out my next steps (I'm currently self-injecting B12 every 2 days 'until symptoms stop improving' as in NICE/BMF guidelines and can now feel two of my toes for the first time in 10 years).
I had very rapid menopause at 46 (7 years ago - over before I noticed) and have had worsening osteopenia since 38 with some osteoporosis now. So I'm worried about my bones... bad osteoporosis runs in my family, I'm doing well compared with others and want to keep it that way. Not on HRT.
There is a lot so I'm trying to mention what I think matters..writing u for micro. Sorry for the length of this. ! indicates out of range as on GP's results. Ranges in brackets after the measurement.
! Serum B12 170 ng/L (180 - 900) -- LOW
Serum Ferritin 112.1 ug/L (10-200) - ok (has been low in the past)
Serum folate 4.2 ug/L (3 - 20) - on the low side? GP said was ok
Serum iron 25.8 umol /L (11- 30) (wow, has often been low over the years)
Serum transferrin 2.16 g/L (1.8 - 3.6)
! Transferrin saturation index 54% (16 - 50) marked as !, not sure if it matters?
! Total white cell count 3.76 x 18*9 / L (4 - 11)
(Haemoglobin, platelets, haematocrit, RBC all in mid range)
MCV 91.7 fl (83-105)
MCH 31.8 (27 - 32) at the high end?
! MCHC 346 g/L (315 -345) just high, not sure if it matters?
! Neutrophil count 1.73 x 10*8/L (2 - 7) LOW
Lymphocyte count 1.56x 10*9 / L (1 - 4) so LOWISH in range...
Monocyte count .38 x 10*9/L (0.2 - 1) so LOWISH in range
Eosinophil count 0.06 x 10*9/L (0 - 0.5) so LOWISH in range
Basophil count 0.03 x10*9/L (0 - 0.1) so LOWISH in range
HbAlco 4.7% (4 - 6) so No Diabetes
! Serum vitamin D 42 nmol/L
Plasma corrected calcium level 2.33 mmol / l (2.2 - 2.6)