From a previous blog I wrote what happened when I went to see the doctor with my Blue Horizon tests and they explained they couldn’t treat me on their results so I had to have their blood tests.
I rang two weeks later and was told they were all in so went to see the locum doctor about the results and he suggested I see a psychologist! At that time I didn’t realise the Vit D wasn’t back and now I have been asked to make a non urgent appointment with my doctor as my Vit D test has arrived.
I want to be able to understand the comments on their results before I see the doc so wondered if someone to could help me.
There are liver, urea and electrolyte and FBC which looks like blood results all look fine and in the lower end of the range.
TSH seems fine at 0.4 (0.2-5.5) only gone down since I started smoking again, as it was 2.8 in December.
My queries are the following and typed as shown and I would like to know what they mean in easy English:
Intrinsic factor antibody
Negative – a negative result with this test does not exclude a diagnosis of pernicious anaemia. (doc said at last visit I’m not anaemic).
B12 – 483 ng/L (180-1000) This has gone up as I had been taking Jarrows 5000 tablet for a week before. My Blue Horizon test was an active B12 test 50.1 (25.1-165).
Underneath this B12 test it says – occasionally a false normal serum B12 result may be generated due to the presence of high titre Intrinsic Factor Antibodies. If there is a clinical suspicion of Autoimmune B12 Def, please request Intrinsic Factor testing and inform Haematology of clinical indication.
Serum ferritin – 19 ug/L (10-300)
Ferritin is an acute phase protein and may give an unreliable estimate of iron status in patients with coexistent inflammatory disease.
Sorry for the saga but I want to understand the last bits as I’m dreading the appointment if it turns out like the last two.