Different people have different opinions on this.
Here is the list of what I get done.
CBC with differential
Vitamin D (25 hydroxy)
Please note: I AM NOT A DOCTOR. If you want medical advice, talk to your doctor. Whatever I post, there is probably some surgeon or other health care provider somewhere that disagrees with me. If you want to know what your surgeon thinks, then ask him or her. Check out my blog.
The potential deficiencies documented by the ASMBS and recommended for monitoring are:
B1, B6, B12, folate, iron, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, zinc, and protein
However, the list varies further by surgery; not all procedures have the same risks for deficiencies in the same nutrients. Additionally, deficiencies for several of these are considered "rare" so a surgeon may in their judgment forego regular testing in the absence of related symptoms.
If there isn't already, there should be something permanent and easy to find with this info, and the range of healthy results.
6'3" tall, male. Maintaining a loss of 280 pounds.
Highest weight was 475. Consult weight 04/12 was 411. RNY on 08/21/12 at 359 lbs. Current weight 195.
M1 -24; M2 -21; M3 -19; M4 -21; M5 -13; M6 -21; M7 -10; M8 -16; M9 -10; M10 -8; M11 -6; M12 -5.