I had a medicheck thyroid test last week. My GP also wanted me to check my HBA1C so I said I'd add it to my private bloods as I hate blood tests via the vein. I had them done in November and I don't fancy another MOT yet lol! So he agreed to just do it private.
I thought I would re test my cholesterol too as it was high in December 2015 at 6.9 and it has always been on my mind. It worked out cheaper to do Medichecks Essentials blood test, which is a full MOT. It includes FBC, iron, liver and kidney function, HBA1C, Cholesterol, Gout.... £69 so much cheaper that way. I got some results today, sadly one of the 2 bottles clotted and typical it's the one they test FBC, ferritin and HBA1C but I got all the other results. There are a few marked high and having anxiety it has concerned me. I would appreciate anyones advice.
The iron result is scaring me. It's a different range and measurement *umol/l and on NHS it was g/l). My November test on NHS my iron was 143 in a range up to 165 g/l. So I can't work out how it differs to my November test, can anyone shed any light on that please? All I have changed supplement wise is I take 2 tsp of Feroglobin iron liquid which is 14mg, I was taking just 1 tsp a day. I increased it to increase my low ferritin which was 34 in November and has always been low. Surely increasing the feroglobin can't be a cause. My haemoaglobin has never been low but also never been high, always around 140 on an NHS test. I found a convaertor online an iron level of 32 equals on the NHS a HB of 18.2!! No way has my HB gone from 14.3 to that, how?? I have never had an iron issue other than low ferritin.
IRON *32.58 umol/L 6.60 -26.00
T.I.B.C 73.48 umol/L 41.00 -77.00
TRANSFERRIN SATURATION 44.34 % 20.00 -55.00
TRIGLYCERIDES 1.76 mmol/L 0.00 -2.30
TOTAL CHOLESTEROL 4.62 mmol/L 0.00 -4.99
HDL CHOLESTEROL *1.19 mmol/L 1.20 -1.70
LDL CHOLESTEROL 2.63 mmol/L 0.00 -3.00
SODIUM *134 mmol/L 135.00 -145.00
UREA 2.8 mmol/L 1.70 -8.30
CREATININE 66 umol/L 49.00 -92.00
ALKALINE PHOSPHATASE 50 IU/L 35.00 -104.00
ASPARTATE TRANSFERASE *31.5 IU/L 0.00 -31.00
ALANINE TRANSFERASE *36 IU/L 10.00 -35.00
CK 97 IU/L 26.00 -140.00
GAMMA GT 19 IU/L 6.00 -42.00
BILIRUBIN 5.7 umol/L 0.00 -20.00
ProteinsTOTAL PROTEIN 73.6 g/L 63.00 -83.00
ALBUMIN 39.8 g/L 34.00 -50.00
GLOBULIN 33.8 g/L 19.00 -35.00
CALCIUM 2.31 mmol/L 2.20 -2.60
CORRECTED CALCIUM 2.31 mmol/L 2.20 -2.60
Gout URIC ACID 312 umol/L 175.00 -363.00
CRP -HIGH SENSITIVITY 3.2 mg/L 0.00 -5.00
TSH 1.7 (0.27-4.2)
FT4 19.6 (12-22)
FT3 5.11 (3.1-6.8)
I have been on 75mg of levo the last 7 weeks. My TSH came down to 2.6 in November but rose again by January to 5.9 ish. It's come down well in 7 weeks but in the last 5 weeks i have felt worse and I do think the higher dose of levo isn't agreeing with me. I feel exhausted, weak, dry mouth... generally feel ill all day, worse than before. I haven't spoken to my GP about this yet but I am guessing he will be pleased with the thyroid results.
If anyone can shed any light on my results I'd appreciate it as I am very scared about what could be causing the high iron and I can't compare it against my NHS ones to reasure myself either. My husband has a liver issue, his ALT is high, much higher than mine but the GP has reassured us they dont get concerned until it's well into the hundreds. But why would my liver results be slightly raised? surely this is a cause for concern
Any advice appreciated on any of the results.