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Postby ttt1 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:48 pm

i'm taking a blood test tomorrow,
i believe i might be interested in these

vitamin B12
vitamin D3

any other that might be useful ?
maybe EBV antibodies ?
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Postby jimmylegs » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:02 pm

couple thoughts:
ensure the d3 is 25(OH)D3, not 1,25(OH)2D3.
you can test iron and/or ferritin, decide which you mean and let the doc know.
i would also recommend zinc, and uric acid.
the rest looks fine to me!
take control of your own health
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!
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Postby Just_Me » Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:18 pm

EBV may not tell you anything. Too many people have it without any effects. I may be wrong but I think its a left-over from getting Chicken Pox.
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Postby ttt1 » Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:11 am

Thank you very much for your replies.

EBV-EBNA-1 - because of these ... 815631.ece

but correlation between EBV antibodies and lesions is weak, test sample was small, timesonline article looks too dramatic
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