A 54-year-old member asked:
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Is high RBC folate (folic acid) associated with vitamin B12 deficiency?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in 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 lack of one does not increase the other. http://www.webmd.com/diet/folic-acid.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014

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