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Old 12-25-2012, 02:28 PM   #1
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Lab Results

Later this week I have appointments with both my PCP (who is also my diabetes specialist) and my bariatric surgeon. I had a blood test last week in advance of these appointments. These are some of my results, 4 months after RNY bypass. I know my doctors will go over these with me, but I'm impatient and I welcome comments:

PTH INTACT = 35 (Standard Range: 14 - 72) Units: PG/ML
CALCIUM = 9.4 (Standard Range: 8.5 - 10.5) Units: MG/DL
TOTAL PROTEIN = 6.7 (Standard Range: 6.0 - 8.3) Units: GM/DL (I have only very rarely been using protein shakes, but always eat protein first. Going back to 2012, I have consistently been a 7.0 to 7.2 pre-surgery)
VITAMIN B12 = 1758 (Standard Range: 200 - 1100) Units: PG/ML (I take a 1000 mcg sublingual pill every other day. 2 weeks prior to surgery, this I was at 580)

VITAMIN D, 25-OH, D3 = 17 NG/ML
VITAMIN D, 25-OH, D2 = <4 NG/ML
The test results don't give a standard range for Vit D, and I'm not sure if the ranges I'm finding on the internet are applicable to bypass patients. I take 2 chewable 1000 IU tablets per day)

Hemoglobin A1C = 6.7 (this was 12+ at time of surgery!)

I also take 2 chewable Centrums and 25 MG of carbonyl iron each day.
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:55 PM   #2
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Your labs look good. Your D is low. You want it between 30-70. You need to take dry D3. The dr might prescribe 50000 iu a day, but it's going to be oil based and it's not D3, so it's really not going to do you any good. You want Vitamin D3, dry. I take 5000 iu with each dose of calcium so that's 15000 iu a day. The normal ranges are still applicable to post ops, it's just our absorption of them and the intake needs that are different. Your protein is low normal. How much are you taking in a day? B12 is great. Don't worry about it being high, you excrete what you don't use and it doesn't harm you.

Yay on the carbonyl. It's the next to best kind you can take.

Are those all the labs you had done? They are severely lacking.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:14 PM   #3
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Thanks, Heather, I was hoping you would comment

Is chewable D3 considered dry? I guess that doesn't' matter, since I would need to chew 50 a day to get in 50000 I will be sure to use dry.

I had a lot more tests along with these, these are just the ones I have seen most commonly discussed here (and I know the PTH is related to calcium, so I included it). I have to admit I've not been tracking my food or protein, I know I need to do that for many reasons. I got a Fitbit for Christmas and the software has tracking in there so I really have no excuse.
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