Please could someone advise as to what these iron tests show?
My ferritin level has gone up. B12 level has gone up and as I do not take any b12 supplements ( my last 3-monthly injection was 31/5) how can my levels go up when it is now longer since my last dose??
Concentration is still a main problem along with finding the correct words for everyday things. Also I am sweating more .(could it be connected to flare-up of rheumatoid arthritis/ osteoarthritis diagnosis?)
My last private tests from Blue Horizon (shown to Doctor)
b12 at 807 deficient <140 insufficient 140-250 Consider reducing >725
low folate 16.90 (8.83-60.8)
Doctor then had
FBC, Iron tests, b12 serum blood test, carried out in house.
Folate Normal 10.2ug/L (<3.8)
With a note saying folate cut-off from 21/11/17 is 20% lower than before? would this make the reading done privately void? Why is there no upper limit displayed?
Serum iron level Normal 25umol/L (10-30)
Serum iron tests
Serum iron level 25umol/L (10-30)
Serum transferrin 2.2g/L (2.0-4.0)
transferrin saturation index 45.2% (20-50)
Rheumatoid factor <10 IU/ml (0.0-20.0)
Serum Vitamin B12 1032ng/L (180-900) note saying I have enough B12 for at least 2 years , not necessary to repeat B12 levels during this period, monitoring not necessary.
Serum ferritin 513ug/L (15-300) not low in iron. Note ferritin is an acute phase protein. Patient notes Graves disease and low vitamin b12.