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A 83-year-old female asked:

I'm an 84 year-old-woman with symptoms of b12 deficiency, but a serum level of 1250 ng/l. folate 41.2 ng/ml, homocysteine 13.1 umol/l. could the problem be with transport into the cells? if so, how can it be tested?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
What symptoms do you have? With the data you provided you are not deficient in B12 and there no known causes that would interfere with entry of B12 into cell. It may help to talk to the doctor who ordered these tests. Wish you good health!
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