all right, some preliminary numbers are in from the lab..
11/30/07 4/17/09 range target
b12 542.00 430.00 198.0-615.0 >=500pmol/L
d3 74.00 103.00 22.5- 94.3 >=100nmol/L
zinc 8.60 11.60 11.5- 18.5 ~18.2umol/L
UA 194.00 255.00 140.0-360.0 ~300nmol/L
fe 82.00 91.00 10.0-291.0 TBD ug/L
mg .88 .94 .7- 1.0* >0.9mmol/L
cu N/A 18.20 11.0- 30.0 TBD umol/L
*mag ref range incorrect, see MAGNESIUM item below
i stopped taking in high doses on its own. i still take b-complex nearly every day, at least b50 or b100. i'll probably add some of the old b12 1000mcg sublinguals for a week or so.
TBD. probably backed up in the lab from everyone and their dog getting tested lately. UPDATE: it was 103, which is okay but i decided 150 would be better so did some more supplementing. read on to find out what happened at the next d3 test...
TBD. this trip's zinc result is not in yet.. but i had already found out it was improved from the deficient 8.6, up to around 20.5 or something last test. this latest test is to find out if i've found the 18.2 happy place, and also to compare to uric acid since correcting zinc deficiency. UPDATE: it was only 11.6. have had another test since then, read on...
. i read some studies that had me thinking the UA status would improve once i dealt with that zinc deficiency. TRUE! still have a ways to go, though.
ferritin 82 ug/L was "probably not iron deficient" and so is 91. you have to get up to 140 to be "not iron deficient" and over 400 is "possible iron overload". i'm happy with it being a little better.
the magnesium test was a serum test. that's all the lab had. the tech said, only the doc can do any kind of swab testing. serum is not ideal for mag, i believe it's 1% of the body's magnesium is in the serum. that said, if it has to be serum, i'm glad that i'm up over .9 now, because i definitely had symptoms at .88 (for that matter i still have symptoms just not as bad)
on serum magnesium and the 'normal range':
Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Vol. 23, No. 6, 730S-731S (2004)
About the Misdiagnosis of Magnesium Deficiency
...In patients with Mg serum values lower than 0.9 mmol/l Mg, magnesium supplementation is recommended; for patients with values lower than 0.8 mmol/l, starting Mg supplementation is necessary. We recommend that a mMg serum value of 0.9 mmol/l Mg be considered as the lower reference limit, in evaluating symptoms or diseases suspected as being associated with Mg deficiency. In this case, Mg has to be used as a first choice therapy. When symptoms of the MDS are found, patients with serum values of less than 0.8 mmol/l Mg, or better 0.9 mmol/l Mg, ... [not automatically] normomagnesemic.