I had an appointment late last week to request some blood tests for my Thyroid and tests for Celias disease and hormone imbalances to help with my dieting ( I have been diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism and Hashimoto's disease)
When i got there, my doctor told me that it doesn't work like that and i can't request blood tests...I have to write my symptoms down and then they will decide if i need a blood test to eliminate or diagnose a condition. He looked at my recent blood tests and said i'd recently had blood tests (Nov '15) for B12, Vit D, Iron, Ferritin & Folate which i'd requested during my appointment.when i asked for a copy he told me it would be better for me and my specialist if i wait till the end of February when i have to go for another blood test so we can go of them results.
In terms of the FT3, TPOAb & TGAb apparently the hospital will do that...my appointment is not till the 15th March and they have already cancelled it once.
For the celias disease he said i had to write down my symptoms and then go back and see him even though i told him there and then what they were. I also said i read about it online and how it's quite common to get it when your Hyperthyroid plus from posts on healthunlocked. his response was that it doesn't mean that i have it and that the symptoms could be for a number of different conditions it doesn't necessarily mean i have Celias and as for the tests to check for hormone imbalances...he agreed that, that could be apart of my Hyperthyroidism.
so all in all i left without previous test results which i asked for 3 times and no blood test forms apart from one i can't have till the end of February that has none of the tests i'd asked for during my appointment on.