Hi, I have my results back from Blue Horizon and wonder if anyone can explain if all ok?
I had the tests taken because I have started with what seems to be nerve issues. Burning mouth, lips, gums, sore tongue, burning fingers and hands, toes and feet spreading up limbs and waking me at 3am.
I had active B12 test because I thought my active B12 may be low and causing my issues.
A few years ago my serum B12 was191 and classed as normal by my GP but I started supplementing anyway on and off over the years as I knew from what I had read that it was too low. The highest I managed to get my total B12 with supplementation was 550 last April and total had fallen in November to 474 without any supplementation. It appears to have fallen again even tho I panicked and supplemented for a couple of days with daily dose about 3 weeks ago when symptoms started. I stopped as knew i did not want to skew a blood test.
I have not recieved any comment at all with the Blue Horizon Blood test re thyroid tests. All that was commented on was that Active B12 was high but not worryingly so and most probably high due to supplementation - which I did for 2 days a few weeks ago. So I presume from this result that I am at least converting B12 to active and deficiency is not an issue? or at least not a problem if I supplement?
My thyroid results, I have no idea what they mean other than my TSH is still creeping up. In November my TSH was 3, which concerned me. And then with my symptoms really hitting me jan 1st, thought Thyroid may be causing. I have never discussed thyroid with my GP other than I wished to keep monitoring as my TSH kept rising and obviously am on no medication
My Blue Horizon Blood Test Results 23rd Jan 2017 Fasting 9.20am
Haemoglobin 135 g/l range (120-160)
MCV 85 fl (81-98)
TSH 3.53 mlU/L (0.27 - 4.20)
T4 Total 98.0 nmol/L (64.5 - 142)
Free T4 16.83 pmol/L (12 - 22)
Free T3 5.14 pmol/L (3.1 - 6.8)
Anti TPO abs 19 klU/L (<34)
Anti TG Abs 12.1 kU/L (<115)
Vitamin B12 392 pmol/L (deficient < 140)
(insufficient 140 - 250)
B12 Active H 209.6 pmol/L (25.1 -165)
Serum Folate 24.88 nmol/L (8.83 - 60.8)