Has anyone asked their GP to do an iron panel test after low ferritin result? If so, were they happy to do it?
A little while ago I asked my GP to do a few blood tests, ferritin, folate, B12 and magnesium. I have been feeling exhausted and thought it might help me discover why. He did them but I could see that he didn't really see the point. The ferritin came back as 16 ug/L (lab range 10-291). I posted about those results in a previous post. My question now is, would it be useful to have the iron panel done? I thought it could help determine the cause of the deficiency e.g. anemia of chronic disease or iron deficiency anemia or iron overload. Also, my GP has has a full blood count done on two occasions. My MCH was just below range in one case and just above range in the other. Does anyone have experience of this? Is the MCH relevant to cases of iron deficiency? I would be very grateful if anyone has any thoughts on this.