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BOF: 139

A 26 year old female presents with a history of feeling tired and listless. There is no significant past medical history and she is not on any medication. There is no relevant family history. She works at a call centre and says she is finding it difficult to cope with her job.

On clinical examination there are no abnormalities detected

Investigations

Hb 8.3g/dL

MCV 72 fl

MCHC 29 g/dL

Urea 3.5 mmol/L

Sodium 138 mmol/L

Potassium 3.8 mmol/L

Calcium 2.0 mmol/L (corrected)

Phosphate 0.6 mmol/L

Alkaline phosphatase 250 U/L

In this patient which one of the following investigations would you arrange in order to confirm your diagnosis?

a)    Gastroscopy

b)    Parathyroid hormone levels

c)     Vitamin D levels

d)    Iron studies

e)    Bone biopsy

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