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Comprehensive Metabolic Panel

Type              Healthy Range           Score

Protein           6.3 - 8.4                   7.5
Calcium         8.5 - 10.5                 9.9
Sodim            134 - 144                 140
Glucose         74 - 100                   98
Potasium       3.5 - 5.3                   5.0
Chloride        98 - 107                   96    ***
Creatinine     0.3 - 1.4                   0.7
Albumin        3.5 - 5.0                   4.4
Total Bili        0.2 - 1.3                  0.3
Alk Phos        23 - 153                  151
AST                17 - 59                    35
ALT                21 - 72                    30
BUN               8 - 24                       5     ***
CO2               22.0 - 30.0               30.1  ***
GFR               Anything Over 60      130

Lipid Panel

Type                      Healthy Range           Score

Cholesterol            Under 200                152
Triglyceride            Under 150                168  ***
HDL                       Over 40                     57
LDL                        Under 130                 61
VLDL                      Under 30                  34   ***
Chol/HDL Ratio     Under 4.0                  2.7
Non-HDL Chol.      Under100                 95

Iron & TIBC Panel

Type                    Healthy Range            Score

Iron                     49 - 181                    73
TIBC                    265 - 497                  381
% Saturation        20 - 55                      19   ***          


Complete Blood Count Panel

Type                                Healthy Range            Score

White Blood Cell Count   3.8 - 10.6                  7.3
Red Blood Cell Count      4.20 - 5.80                5.01
HGB                                13.5 -18.0                 15.7
HCT                                42.0 - 52.0                47.7
MCV                                78.0 - 100.0              95.3
MCH                                27.0 - 31.0                31.3 ***
MCHC                             32.0 - 36.0                 32.8
RDW                                11.5 - 15.5                12.8
PLT                                  130 - 400                  272
MPV                                 7.4 - 10.4                  9.7
NEU %                              40.0 - 74.0                58.6
LYMPH %                         14.0 - 46.0                 27.3
MONO %                          4.0 - 13.0                  12.1
EOS %                              0.0 - 7.0                    1.4
BASO %                            0.0 - 3.0                    0.6
NEU #                              1.8 - 7.8                    4.2
LYMPH #                          0.7 - 4.5                    2.0
MONO #                           0.1 - 1.0                    0.9
EOS #                               0.0 - 0.4                    0.1
BASO #                             0.0 - 0.2                    0.0


Vitamin B12           Healthy Range                    Score

                              230 - 1050                        146   ***

Vitamin D :            Ranges                                Score                           

                             0 - 10 = Deficiency             16.5 (Insufficiency)  ***

                            10 - 30  = Insufficiency  
                            31 - 100 = Sufficiency 
                            100 - 100 + = Toxicity




So I'm wondering what you guys who get regular blood tests think.  This is the first blood test that I have ever gotten so I have nothing to compare it with so I am hoping to see how it compares with some of yours.


My doctor said that he was shocked that my protein, potassium, calcium, and iron were all within range.  He also said that my kidney function (GFR) was the most impressive he had ever seen on a blood test, and that I must never put anything that toxic in my body.  He then said that he saw no reason for me to need to change my diet, but said that vitamin d and b12 needed to be addressed and shouldn't be put off until later.


EDIT: Some of you were asking me about my triglycerides being a bit high, I totally forgot to mention when I originally posted this that I asked him about it and he just said, "That's just because you didn't fast before getting the blood test."  He told me that in order to get a true measurement for triglycerides you need to fast for 12 hours first and since I ate 40 bananas and a head of lettuce within the 12 hours prior to the test they were higher than they would have been if I had fasted. 


The vitamin d problem is no doubt due to the fact that it's February and I'm living in a cold climate (Ohio) and it's supposed to be impossible to produce vitamin d from the sun here even if you are outside naked for several hours a day and the sun is out.  I had a feeling that I would test low in vitamin d because I have been craving sunlight and I almost feel depressed when I look at the 10 day weather forecast and see nothing but snow and cold cloudy days coming up.


Spring starts in just a few weeks so I imagine that lots of warm and sunny days are in the very near future. 


The doctor said that if I'm going to be moving to the tropics later this year that vitamin d should never be a problem for me once I'm living there, but he highly recommended that I supplement for now in order to get the levels back up now rather than later.  Personally I think that since spring is so close I will just wait to get the real thing from the sun rather than take a D3 supplement that isn't even vegan.


Any advice on B12 would be appreciated.  Again, I have never been tested before so I don't have any old results to compare this to and I honestly feel fine other than craving sunlight, but I know that this may not be something to ignore.  He suggested that I simply take an oral tablet.  I asked about the injections and he said that he doesn't believe in them unless the patient is experiencing the symptoms like tingling in the hands and feet so he wouldn't prescribe them to me.  He just told me to get a pill and that it would be best if if was a "B Complex" pill.


I would love to just see if the numbers will go up naturally between now and summer time, but I'm just wanting to know if these numbers are too low to try it.


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