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Needing Help To Understand Blood Test Results

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I really don't understand much about blood tests and what they mean to your actual health..

I have some very weird results....if anyone can help me understand them and what they mean , I would appreciate it...

MCV 99.3 range (80-100)

MCH 32.05 range (27.00- 32.00)

lymphocites 4.01 range (1.0-4.0)

TIBC calc 46 range (46-77)

my iron should be between 40 - 175

and mine was 6

My zinc level should be 60-130

my zinc level was 10

Vitamin B12 should be 200-1100

mine was 202

TSH 4.00 should be (0.40- 3.50)

Free T4 13.0 should be (9.0-19.0) this result looks okay to me?

chloride 109 should be (95-110)

eGFR 85 should be 59

total protein 69 should be (65-84)

CK 40 should be (30-150) I seem to be on the low scale of this?

ttg iGA/igg 3 should be (0-20)

okay they seem to be the only ones of concern?

My doctor said that I am lacking alot of essential vitamins.... but because of my anti-immune system, and the fact I can't absorb things....

He doesn't want to throw everything into me at once, because he believes my body just couldn't take it... so he has started me on zinc for a month, and will then redo the blood tests to see if it has changed any of the other results...

Can anyone explain to me what these resukt could mean to me health wise?>

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I worked out one of the results

A high TSH result often means an underactive thyroid gland that is not responding adequately to the stimulation of TSH due to some type of acute or chronic thyroid dysfunction. Rarely, a high TSH result can indicate a problem with the pituitary gland, such as a tumor producing unregulated levels of TSH. A high TSH value can also occur when patients with a known thyroid disorder (or those who have had their thyroid gland removed) are receiving too little thyroid hormone medication.

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Hope this helps?

Taken from http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/203858-overview

"Macrocytosis is a term used to describe erythrocytes that are larger than normal, typically reported as mean cell volume (MCV) greater than 100 fL. The amount of hemoglobin in the cell increases proportionately, so the mean cell hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) remains within normal limits. Causes of macrocytosis are many and range from benign to malignant; thus, a complete workup to determine etiology is essential....Vitamin B-12 and folate coenzymes are required for thymidylate and purine synthesis; thus, their deficiency results in retarded DNA synthesis. In vitamin B-12 and folate deficiency, the defect in DNA synthesis affects other rapidly dividing cells as well, which may be manifested as glossitis, skin changes, and flattening of intestinal villi. The synthesis of DNA also may be delayed when certain chemotherapeutic agents are used. Examples of such agents include folate antagonists (methotrexate), purine antagonists (6-mercaptopurine), and pyrimidine antagonists (cytosine arabinoside [ara-C])."

Try this one, too. Good info, easy to understand.

http://www.labtestsonline.org/understandin...s/cbc/test.html

"Mean corpuscular volume (MCV) is a measurement of the average size of your RBCs. The MCV is elevated when your RBCs are larger than normal (macrocytic), for example in anemia caused by vitamin B12 deficiency. When the MCV is decreased, your RBCs are smaller than normal (microcytic) as is seen in iron deficiency anemia or thalassemias.

Mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH) is a calculation of the average amount of oxygen-carrying hemoglobin inside a red blood cell. Macrocytic RBCs are large so tend to have a higher MCH, while microcytic red cells would have a lower value.

Mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) is a calculation of the average concentration of hemoglobin inside a red cell. Decreased MCHC values (hypochromia) are seen in conditions where the hemoglobin is abnormally diluted inside the red cells, such as in iron deficiency anemia and in thalassemia. Increased MCHC values (hyperchromia) are seen in conditions where the hemoglobin is abnormally concentrated inside the red cells, such as in burn patients and hereditary spherocytosis, a relatively rare congenital disorder.

Red cell distribution width (RDW) is a calculation of the variation in the size of your RBCs. In some anemias, such as pernicious anemia, the amount of variation (anisocytosis) in RBC size (along with variation in shape

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