Hi everyone, I went to St Thomas' hospital for an active B12,MMA, Folate and Homocysteine tests to try and get an definitive answer, these are the results.
Homocysteine 17.5 umol/I. ( 0.0 - 15.00 ) Slightly above upper limit
Serum Folate. 5.4 ug/L. (3.1 - 20.5 ) Within ref range (lower end)
Vitamin B12 (serum) . 189.0 ng/L. (187.0 - 883.0) Lower end of our ref range
Methylmalonic acid. 314 nmol/L. (0 - 360) Within our age related ref range
Active B12 (HoloTC). 50 pmol/L. (70 - 108). Within indeterminate range
(25 - 70)
"The results suggest that the concentrations of folate and vitamin B12 in blood are declining but still sufficient to support intracellular vitamin B12 metabolism. Monitoring of levels may be required."
I noted serum B12 at 189 ug/ L is much lower than the last test done by GP which was 304 ug/L Also folate down from 7ug/L to 5.4ug/L
I don't think the GP will do anything for me based on these results still looks to be a grey area, still have symptoms. Where do I go from here? Surely it is better to treat now rather than wait. Interested in your opinion Foggyme before my next GP appointment. Many thanks.