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Folate (folic acid) 53/b12 1500/both 1.5-2xunl. are these levels good for pregnancy? i know low levels link to risks of birth defects. what about high levels?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Needs further eval: If you are reporting the usual units for folate (folic acid) and B12, then they are high. The most likely explanation is that you are taking these in supplements anticipating pregnancy. If so, you are taking too much and should cut back to only recommended intake. If you are not taking supplements or medications, this needs prompt evaluation as it could be related to liver, kidney or bone marrow problems.

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Last updated Aug 20, 2014

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