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Tests... 21 May 2006 08:40 #3344

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Hi Debra,

I know you mentioned some before to me, but i'm plucking up the courage to go ask my doctor for some tests.

I just wondered if you could give me an idea of what tests i should ask for. A list would be great, so i can take it to my doc!

They have never tested me for ANYTHING!! and i want to be taken seriously and get some more help from them.

Dont know if it makes any difference in the UK (names of things etc), but any advice you can give would be much appreciated...

Tests... 21 May 2006 12:37 #3345

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Hi Cat,

I had a list put together in an e-mail with ranges but deleted it, (darn) so here's a list of tests to ask about without ranges.

Vitamin D- storage form 25(OH)D also known as 25-hydroxy vitamin D
PTH (a high Parathyroid level will indicate low calcium absorption or intake or a problem with calcium & vitamin D regulation) ask for intact PTH
Calcium (should be normal, normal low could mean low calcium intake)
Thyroid levels of T3 and T4
B 12
Folate
iron (ferritin) storage form better indicator of status
insulin
glucose tolerance
estrogen- needs to be done on cycle day 3 due to the fact it fluctuates so much
progesterone

Lipid panel
Total cholesterol
LDL
HDL
triglycerides

I also like to see liver function tests and enzymes

Optional tests, many fertility specialist do these to see if you're ovulating
FSH
LH

I hope you're able to get these done. I would ask especially to have vitamin D, PTH, calcium, iron, and thyroid if you need a top 5 list.
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