Hi following on from my first post here are results of ferritin, folate, vitamin B12 and vitamin D. Iron was supplemented in May with an iron infusion.
SERUM FERRITIN 113.5 (15-150 premenopausal females, 30-400 postmenopausal females) This result is 2 months old, test to monitor the iron anaemia is being done next month along with serum iron, transferrin saturation%, complete blood count. One abnormality has cropped up since after the infusion and that was a high MCHC? Ferritin when checked before was 101 (same range), time before it was 146 (same range) and time before that - 4 weeks post-infusion - was 187 (same range) Do I need to look to maintain iron level? Periods are and aren't a problem for me at the moment - they make me bleed heavily but for some reason they aren't coming back after stopping...
SERUM FOLATE 2.29 (2.5-19.5) This result is a month old, previous GP prescribed me folic acid to boost level but new GP thinks the infusion has thrown up a folate anaemia and she wants folate retested along with the new iron panel. Not sure if I should be supplementing the folate if this be the case. Folate has gone high, low and deficient a few times.
SERUM VITAMIN B12 469 (180 - 900) This result is a month old. Has dropped from 520 (same range) which was done in August.
25-HYDROXY VITAMIN D2 0
25-HYDROXY VITAMIN D3 51.5
TOTAL 25 OH VITAMIN D 51.5 (50 - 75 vitamin D suboptimal) These results are about 10 months old. Do I need to retest? Previous GP said he won't check it anymore and I don't need supplements any longer. I used to take 800iu.