Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

rbc folate level high

A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Nothing: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
1
1 comment
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Likely no problem.: Folate (folic acid) in the rbcs is a test done to see if a person is folate (folic acid) deficient. For pregnant women, this could mean neural tube d ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Heston
29 years experience Family Medicine
What is your diet?: What is in your diet? You might have high levels from your diet or from taking supplements. Possible b-12 deficiency. See: http://sgoti.Ws/tqpjxr.
A member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Indirectly: high folate (folic acid) levels have been shown to be assocaited with methylation of tumor suppressor genes which make the inciting factor more capabl ... Read More
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Not a link: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside on either end. I would make no connection.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not likely: Please consult this site for info in this topic. Folate (folic acid) and B12 are needed for efficient red cell production and other functions, but lac ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Check with your doc: There are abnormal results. Check with the doc who ordered these tests and discuss these results = there was a reason to order these tests.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ask your oncologist : Your oncologist should be able to tell whether you may have another vitamin or bone marrow irregularity secondary to your past chemo and current medic ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Small red cells: But you're able to make them adequately. Most often, low MCV / MCH / MCHC and high RBC means thalassemia minor.
1
1 comment
1
1 thank
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Try HealthTap PRIME: Lab results usually are numbers, and numbers are just numbers, with little meaning unless a doctor takes in the whole picture of what's going on with ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Lots of info: Here. Possible relevance undetermined. From a heme standpoint high MCV and folate (folic acid) deficiency would go together. Folate (folic acid) suppl ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Carrison
34 years experience Emergency Medicine
Lymphoma: Hopefully you are going to your doctor - very important! certain types of lymphoma can also have a macrocytic anemia which you are describing. You c ... Read More
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

People also searched for:

Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!
24/7 visits
$15 per month