I have had some blood tests done recently and would appreciate any input on them. I understand my post is one amongst hundreds regarding results, but I hope someone is able to help.
I called my GP surgery for the results and the receptionist was not very forthcoming with giving them over the phone. Apparently it was an awful lot of effort for her and she shouldn't really give me them as she's not medically trained.
Anyway, I pushed and managed to get these ones off her. She said they were all "normal" according to GP, except the TSH which is apparently low. I hope they all make sense and are readable; if not it's due to the fact she was rushing to get me off the phone!
Image attached. Thank you in advance for any replies.
You don't have the ranges for the results you copied down so anything people come up with will be a guess and as such could be completely wrong.
Please note I'm basing my guesses on the previous test results I have which were done at labs in London and the SE.
Your ferritin levels while in range are too low. As the values are in range your GP will NOT treat you for this so you have to treat yourself. You need to get it up to 80 as a minimum. To do this you need to take 1 times ferrous fumerate twice a day with vitamin C. Four hours away from thyroid meds and 2 hours away from food and other supplements to prevent interactions. Get yourself a packet of 84 from a pharmacy or online from Amazon via a pharmacy.
Your vitamin B12 levels are too low even though they are in range. Again your GP will NOT treat for this so you have to treat yourself. Get yourself some Jarrows or Solgar vitamin B12 lozenges preferably methylcobalamin. Take one per day. There is no point having any testing after this as your serum levels will be too high.
Unfortunately with out the ranges I can't guess whether your folate level and T4 are too low so someone will come along to guess for you.
Thanks for your reply. If I request a print out from my GP surgery, should these include ranges also? I have had a look online at ranges and optimals and there is lots of conflicting information - your post explains why.
Your advice is really useful and confirms my initial look into my results. I will certainly look into the supplements you have suggested and get some ordered. Thank you!
Most posters on here do, but there are a few that don't. Unfortunately it really varies GP surgery to GP surgery.
The only way you can find out is by asking for a print out. As your are tests have been done this month I suggest you put in a request for a print out of them asap as it should be free or a few pence. If you wait over 40 days the practice may charge you £10.
Edited to say: No one can work out your folate without the range as the range of that really dose vary lab to lab.
Thank you, I've just called and the receptionist said she can print off most recent results including ranges. I'll upload those to this thread if I can.
It would be better if you type out the results and ranges in the form
test name result (range)
e.g. vitamin D 75 (50 - 200)
You need to type your:
Also post a new thread and in it link to this one. (You just need to copy and past this thread link in your post.) Otherwise people won't realise that you have edited the thread.
Will do. Thanks, bluebug.