Can anyone recommend somewhere I can get a vitamin / mineral deficiency blood test?

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I am really finding dealing with NHS a struggle. My endocrinologist who was initially investigating my symptoms has done one blood test well over 2 years ago. That's the last blood test I had. I really don't want to bother the GP either and even if they were to send me for a blood test it's usually only for the basics.

Can anyone recommend where I can get some thorough blood testing done? Any private organisation/website? I live in the UK.

Do blood tests for finding obscure vitamin / mineral deficiencies even exist? I'm hoping for something more details than the standard Vit b12, Vit D, full blood count type blood test.

Thank you
 
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I can't be much help here unfortunately, since I'm in the same boat as you with the NHS, but I do hope the others on here can help you out.

I do feel your pain with this I must say, I've had undiagnosed symptoms for over 4 years which have left my life in ruins, and the NHS doctors have just been repeatedly testing me for diabetes, low iron, full blood count etc, then have me wait about 8 months each time to see a "specialist", who does almost nothing, writes me off, then it's back to square one again.

I sure hope you have more luck wth the NHS than I have at least.
 
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Another problem is finding someone to properly interpret the results for PWME. Is a slightly abnormal result due to an actual deficiency or excess, or is it what should be 'normal' for a PWME?

My suggestion: try a multivitamin/mineral supplement and see if any of your symptoms change (increase or decrease). Do the same with some foods that have all the amino acids or other nutrients. If one of those does change your ME, you can test nutrients individually to figure out which one(s) is responsible. If none of them change your ME, then clinical testing won't help either. Clinical testing is more likely to give you answers that are wrong or at least misleading for you. If a doctor says that thulium supplements have no scientific theory for being beneficial, but taking it does make you feel a lot better, then you've just proven a gap in scientific theory. ;)


... but if you take something that you truly expect will help you, the benefits might just be the placebo effect.
 

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Genova Diagnostics do a NutrEval test
https://www.gdx.net/uk/product/nutreval
But of course it will cost something and you may need a referral, or at least some kind of practitioner to work with you to get one.
If I find any others I will let you know.
Thanks. Do you know if anyone that has had this test? Is it reliable?

I'm really not sure what test to get but debating between the one you linked and this https://themenshealthclinic.co.uk/health-packages/micronutrient-testing/

Any guidance from anybody is much appreciated.