Blood Results - help please

Red blood cell distribut width 15.8 % 9.9 - 15.5%

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Mean corpuscular volume (MCV) 77 fL 82 - 98fL

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Mean corpusc. haemoglobin(MCH) 25.1 pg 27.3 - 32.6pg

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Serum alkaline phosphatase 126 iu/L 35 - 104iu/L

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This levels are all out of range - can anyone help with what they mean - I'm on T3 only. Low end of iron which I'm now supplementing

Thanks everyone - such a great supportive site 😄

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  • Most of those results are due to low iron. I'm not sure about the serum alkaline phosphate. I'll need to look it up :)

  • Thanks Carolyn- I tried asking Gp but no response !! Not prescribed me any iron- can you suggest reasonable dose?

  • I'm afraid I can't advise on dose but it is best to choose an easily absorbed form and take vitamin C at the same time as each dose. Taking a B vitamin complex once a day is also a good idea.

    The serum alkaline phosphate isn't usually anything to worry about if it's mildly elevated and there are no other markers of liver problems but it's a good idea to get it checked again. Sometimes it can be elevated temporarily.

  • Thank you

  • Monika, scroll down to RBC for suggestions why RBC is large and MCV and MCH low.

    labtestsonline.org/understa...

    If you type ALP into the Labtests search box it should tell you what the test is for.

  • I've only just seen these test results Monika and you may already know that large red blood cells are a classic sign of PA/B12 deficiency:

    b12deficiency.info/b12-writ... (and an excellent film)

    cmim.org/pdf2014/funcion.ph...

  • ...sorry Polaris - I could not access the second link. May just be me :-)

  • I hope this one works Marz :

    cmim.org/pdf2014/funcion.ph...

  • Not for me - perhaps its this end !

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