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Results from Meirleir

Discussion in 'The Gut: De Meirleir & Maes; H2S; Leaky Gut' started by Iris Huld Halldorsdottir, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. Iris Huld Halldorsdottir

    Iris Huld Halldorsdottir

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    Hello I got some results from my blood tests with Meirleir and it says that my transferrin is positive but is supposed to be negative. Dose anyone know what that means.
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    alex3619 Senior Member

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transferrin

    Role in disease

    Transferrin imbalance can have serious health effects for those with low or high serum transferrin levels. A patient with an increased serum transferrin level often suffers from iron deficiency anemia.[5] A patient with decreased plasma transferrin can suffer from iron overload diseases and protein malnutrition. An absence of transferrin results from a rare genetic disorder known as atransferrinemia; a condition characterized by anemia and hemosiderosis in the heart and liver that leads to many complications, including heart failure. Most recently, transferrin and its receptor have been shown to diminish tumour cells by using the receptor to attract antibodies.[5]

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    Its best to ask KDM. What is your iron status? Have you been tested for anemia?
  3. Iris Huld Halldorsdottir

    Iris Huld Halldorsdottir

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    My iron status have been fine through the years, I should mabey ask my doktor in Iceland to check it now. No I have not been tested for anemia and I dont know if it is possible to test it here in Iceland. I did read this you put in here but I wasnt sure if this applied with me because it says that the transferrin serum is high or low but in my case it was positive. Thank you for your reply.
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    http://www.certest.es/presentacionespdf/FOB Transferrin_en.pdf

    This more directly addresses your question.

    This indicates that positive transferrin (presuming this is the same test) indicates bleeding in the gut, and possible gastrointestinal disease. A gastrointestinal specialist might be indicated as a useful doctor.

    However this is a gut test, and so may not be relevant.
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    alex3619 Senior Member

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    On the other hand, transferrin positive in the blood, and I am just speculating here, might indicate liver damage. Please note this is only speculation. Its worth asking KDM about, he would not test for this if he did not have some idea of what he is looking for.
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  6. Iris Huld Halldorsdottir

    Iris Huld Halldorsdottir

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    Thank you very much for your reply and your speculation. I just want to know something about this because I have a phone appointment with Meirleir in oktober that takes mayby about 15 minutes and this is just one result so I am not sure if I can ask everything I want. That is why I want to understand the most I can. Thank you so much for looking into this for me I find this all very complicated.
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  7. Iris Huld Halldorsdottir

    Iris Huld Halldorsdottir

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    Thanks for this link, this is the test I took, was stool sample and some liquid stirred together. It also says that this could be beginning of cancer. I want you to know that i am not scared of anything. I have been sick for three years and I just want to get some answers so I can begin some treatment.
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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    Hi Iris,

    I am a KDM patient too and if you look at your results from Laboratorium Voor Medische Ontledingen, you will see that he tested you for anemia.

    If you have questions about this, you can PM me (send me a conversation).

    Best wishes,
    Sushi

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