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    Hi everyone!
    My husband, my son and I had our medicals done on Monday and today we have got in the mail two notifications from the doctor, my husband has some of the cholesterol values high (not that much though) and was recommended a diet and repeeat the test in 3 to 6 months.
    We have until the end ofJune to hand in the ITA application with all the papework, so those values are the ones that will be showing on the medical
    On top of that I got the alkialine phosphatese high! 176 and according to the results te maximum should 100!
    I do have gallstones, and I told the doctor that, but my notificaiton says I need to make an appointment to go see the doctor again. I donīt know if he may want more tests or maybe this is gall baldder related... I was reading on the internet very scary things regarding high values of alkaline phosphatase, so I am afraid the doctor or Immigration could want more and expensive tests!!!!
    Anyone in this situation before? Will Immigration fail us because of this?
    We are doing the immigration process from here, we are already working and living here in NZ.
    I am sooo worried they can reject the application because of this.
    Any thought on this will be more than appreciated.
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    hi there.we had the medicals done mid feb and the wife and daughter were ok but i had mild blood pressure and son had high alkaline phos.my son had a week half rest and then another blood test,bit lower but doc wasnt fussed about it.we sent our ITA off in march and now have our PR.but the immigration nz didnt get back to us about meds so i think you will have no probs.

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    Thanks for you answer daveym!
    The thing is that your son is probably a child or a teenager, so while you are growing I guess there is no much problem about it... the thing is that I have gallstones which may well be the cause why this value is high (according to my research!) but I donīt know if immigration will be happy to accept that is the cause or will require more and expensive tests!
    Anyway I will see my GP tomorrow and ask him to repeat the test, as the Dr who did the medical was a different one.
    Keep my fingers crossed for the value to go down when I retest. Iīll keep you posted.
    Thanks again!

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    Just an update to this, our CO has sent us an email saying the medical assessor is requesting a new liver function test, a new full blood count and a test for alpha fetoprotein.
    I will go to my GP to request the referal for them. I keep my fingers crossed for the alpha fetoprotein to come back normal. My ALP I think is going to be the same as my GP says it is gall bladder related (I have gallstones and I attached an ultrasound report to my medicals) too bad the medical assessor did not accept that as the cause for the elevated value -which is not highly elevated.
    I also had the paltelets slightly elevated but both my GP and the doctor who did the medical said it is not considered abnormal... again too bad the medical assessor has a different thought about it!
    Keep my fingers crossed for this be solved soon. I will keep you posted. Hope he doesnīt ask me to see an specialist as I had seen they have asked other people in this forum
    Very stressed and worried!!
    EOI sent Jan 23/10
    EOI selected from pool Jan 27/10
    ITA received Mar/10
    ITA application lodged 17/6/10

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    Good luck for the tests, Preciosa. It sounds like the medical assessor is very difficult to please.
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    Thanks, Mother Bear! I keep my fingers crossed! I have just come back from my GP who gave me the referral for the tests, and he says I shouldnīt worry as he thinks the alpha fetoprotein should be fine. When we have the results he will write a letter explaining that I will not be a burden at all to the health system, at the most I will need a gallbladder surgery, so I can attach that too, in case it is of any help.... According to him, te medical assessor should not ask me for anything else, as it is very clear the values are elevated due to the gallstones (even the platelets can go up due to inflammation, which I didnīt know) but I wouldnīt be so confident as per the posts I have read here...
    I will keep you posted when I have the results... All this wait is making my stress levels go up to the roof!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Preciosa View Post
    All this wait is making my stress levels go up to the roof!!
    I know it's not easy, but try to stay calm because stress can sometimes have an effect on your test results. Your GP sounds pretty confident so take heart from that.
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    Well,just an update. The results came back and I have already sent them to my CO.
    The values that were previously elevated continue to be so, and the new test they had required which was de alphfetoprotein came NORMAL Thank God for that! My GP wrote a letter stating that in his opinion the elevated values are related to the gallstones, so I hope the MA will be satisfied with that and will not require anything else... Keep my fingers crossed!!
    I will keep you posted when and if the CO lets me know that the MA has given the all clear.
    EOI sent Jan 23/10
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    ITA received Mar/10
    ITA application lodged 17/6/10

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    Fingers crossed for a reasonable MA.
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