Perfectly normal level of iron (13.3), and the doc said it was some of the best lipid results he's ever seen. He said had he not known about my diet, he would have gotten them re-checked because they're so unusual. In his words, they were equivalent to a 9-year-old vegetarian. The doctor had also never seen LDL and HDL at the same levels before (both were 42). I'm very fortunate to have a progressive doctor who only practices for fun--thus, he receives no kickbacks and doesn't prescribe unnecessary tests or meds.
Score one for the vegans!
I'm getting my vitamin and mineral levels checked in the subsequent weeks. My family wanted them reviewed on account of my "very odd" diet... will keep everyone posted!
Here is a member's blood lipids posted just recently. His HDL is okay at 57, but over 60 is better. He has elevated triglycerides at 168, normal is under 150. His VLDL is also high at 34, it should be under 30. Is his doctor wrong? Should he get it re-tested? I don't doubt that your lipids look great but this woman and this man both have sub-optimal lipid profiles, it's right there in black and white.
That's awesome! GO YOU! :)