Hello, I went to my GP practice and got print-outs of all my blood test results, but discovered I never even had the IF test! Instead she did the gastric parietal cell antibody test (negative) as well as a number of others (all negative):
Anti Mitochondrial Antibody
Anti Smooth Muscle Antibody
Liver Kidney Microsomal Ab
Anti-liver Cystosolic ag. type 1
I've had loading shots and currently taking a sublingual daily so no prospect of doing the IF test right now anyway. I'm a bit flummoxed although I can see why the GPA test could be preferable. I just wonder if I will ever know if it's PA.
My other results:
Serum folate 6.8 ug/L (2.1-14.0)
B12 154ng/L (180-900)
MCV 102.2 (81-100)
Everything else well within normal range.
Interestingly, also got blood tests from May 2016 (so 12 months previously) and the MCV was 97.8. Makes me think the macrocytosis has been brewing all that time but nobody thought to keep an eye on it, or test B12/folate. Very annoying!!
I'd welcome any comments about the IF/GPA tests or the MCV count.
Thanks for reading! 😀