If someone doesn't mind helping I'd really appreciate it.
I'm looking into private tests and trying to find the cheapest way of getting everything I need. But I'm not quite sure what that is. I'm petrified of needles so looking at finger pricks and my gp can't test certain things like t4 and t3 so if I let them do it I'd still want to go private to get a better idea of what's going on. So I'd rather just do it all in one.
On my last thyroid test the following were out of range so would need these definitely:
Tsh, ferritin, crp, folate, b12, vit d.
I want my t3 & t4 because they were low in range. My thyroid antibodies were also out of range but I don't think retesting is of any benefit?
I've started b12 injections recently. The b12 test I did was serum and slightly low. Do I need to repeat the same test to compare or would it matter if I had active b12 done this time?
The gp said I needed full blood count and test for PA. So I was going to get intrinsic factor (£50) and full blood count (£25) plus the same test I had last time (serum b12, ferritin, folate, crp, vit d, tsh, t4, t3, tt4, tpo antibodies, tg antibodies) (£99)
However I've been looking on medichecks and blue horizon and found well woman checks that combines fbc and most of what i had done last time (minus t3, tt4 and antibodies) but also looks at liver, kidney, proteins, bones, diabetes, proteins, bones, hormones, cholesterol etc: medichecks.com/health-check...
For £149 seems like a good deal?
But is there anything on there that will actually be of benefit to me and diagnosing PA?
On the other hand there a b12 test
Vitamin B12 - Active (Holotranscobalamin), Normal B12 - Regular (Colobalamin), Folate, ferritin and fbc. (£99)
And I've also been looking at the MMA urine test (£119) and a thyroid ultrasound (£130).
I'm just so confused! I could easily spend over £500 on this. I obviously want the best picture of my health but don't want to waste money on things I don't need
If doing intrinsic factor do I still need mma and vice versa? Or is fbc and low serum b12 enough?