Hi, I have recd my latest blood results today from my doctor. She tells me everything is well within 'normal' ranges apart from my Iron which is a little low. No prescription though!
She also said my kidneys are not functioning as well as they should and I need to have another test for them in January.
There are a lot of test results and as I have no printer at the moment cannot scan them so I hope you do not fall asleep before you get to the end. I have no idea what some of them are.
BTW the lab refused to repeat the FT3 as it was done recently.
TSH 0.05 (0.4 - 4.0) 3/11/14 0.03
FT4 18.2 (9.8 - 18.8) 21.6
FT3 4.2 (3.3 - 6.1)
B12 235 (200 - 940)
Vit D to follow
Iron 6 (5 - 28)
Ferritin 10 (13-150)
Trans Ferritin 3.46 (2 - 4)
%transFerritin 7 (22 - 55)
Folate 3.9 (3.1 - 17.5)
Total Cholesterol 5.36 (0 - 5)
HDL 1.55 (0.6 - 2.5)
Total Chol/HDL 3.4
Sodium 142 (133 - 146)
Potassium 4.8 (3.5 - 5.3)
Urea 8.2 (2.5 - 7.8)
Creatinine 90 (44 - 80)
? CKD Stage 3A ? No idea what this is....
Bilirubin 4 (0 - 21)
Alkaline Phosphate 61 (30 - 130)
Albumin 37 (35 - 50)
Glucose 5.4 (3.3 - 5.8)
There are another lot of tests which I do not recognise. I will give the results if anyone thinks these may be useful:
HGB, RBC,HCT,MCV,MCH,MCC,WBC,NE#,LY#,MO#,EO#,BA# and PLT.
I think I did quite well to get all this lot done as my GP is still telling me to stop looking on this forum as no-one is medically qualified and cannot possibly understand what the results are or what they mean! She was not at all happy that I told her I had not reduced my dose of Levo as the first readings might have been wrong as I took my meds before the test. (The nurse who took my bloods is also on Levo and was also unaware that the bloods should be taken before you take meds and she didn't know about leaving 4 hours before eating or taking any other meds).... I asked my GP for a referral to a named Endo, luckily at my nearest hospital. She says she will do this but cannot promise I will see the one I want as you are just given the next appointment in the clinic. I insisted she asked for the specific doctor so she asked why. I told her it is because he was recommended by three or four people as being the best Endo in Scotland for Thyroid problems. (Funny look as if I was an idiot!) I didn't tell her I am a 'substitute patient' in the University Med School at the hospital and have been given this information by tutors there as well.
I might have to begin to act like an idiot for her as she obviously thinks this is what I am.
Oh, and she says she cannot do tests for autoimmune as I already have an autoimmune disease, is this correct?
I am absolutely exhausted and in lots of pain all over (paracetamol) but she tells me I need to get more exercise and lose weight! (I already lost 9 and a half stones). I left the surgery muttering about docs who only see your size and not you.
(Quote from tutor at med school: "Behind every patient is a person. Do not ever forget this". Hmmm)