Just take a look at these results, which are being ignored by the GP (see previous post) and then have a gasp at that lower reference range, are you still standing? NO?…. neither is the patient. They remain exhausted with regular blackouts.
What are you doing to your patients East Lancashire NHS Trust?
How many Lancastrians have been misdiagnosed with other illnesses due to the almost impossibility of achieving a diagnosis of B12 deficiency under this Trust?
East Lancashire NHS Trust need to identify all the inevitable misdiagnoses due to this incredibly low reference range – we thought Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust were bad but this really takes the biscuit.
Exactly how many patients have been incorrectly misdiagnosed with;
Chronic fatigue syndrome?
Congestive heart failure?
Chronic pain disorder?
How many babies fail to thrive?
How many children have a diagnosis of developmental delay, mental retardation?
How many metformin taking diabetics have their neuropathy incorrectly attributed to diabetes?
How many new mothers sectioned with post natal depression from inactivated B12 supplies?
How many benign essential tremors have automatically led clinicians to an incorrect diagnosis of Parkinson’s?
How many strokes and heart attacks?
How many suicides?
The serum B12 test has its limitations without the reference range being so incredibly low. How many of our doctors are aware of this though? How many are unknowingly barking up the wrong tree in trying to find the cause for their patient’s myriad B12 deficiency symptoms.
East Lancashire NHS Trust needs to change this assay kit, to re test all who have gone before who may even have left the surgery with nothing more than a diagnosis of hypochondria.
Best wishes, Tracey