I saw my GP today for the first time since I was diagnosed with MS in March (the 5th). At the time of my lumbar puncture, 11 vials of blood were taken, and I was certain that the tests would include everything I have heard others speak about (including lyme, hiv, lupus, thyroid, vitamin deficiencies).
I asked my GP today, and she pulled the results from a computer. She showed me the sheets, which I could not for the life of me understand, and she indicated that vitamin deficiencies were not on it.
So I asked her to send me for those tests, and got the order for blood work. Now I'm wondering.... what DID they test in those 11 vials if vitamins were not tested? I feel like I am completely in the dark. I assumed it was a standard list of things tested during an MS diagnosis. Can this vary from person to person, neurologist to neurologist? I thought what I had was a thorough screening..
Dx RRMS March 5, 2008.