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What would cause a slightly elevated b12 and folate (folic acid) level on complete blood count?

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Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 30 years experience
Dietary supplents: The most likely cause of elevated B12 and folate (folic acid) is dietary or parenteral supplements. Other sources of B12 and folate (folic acid) are the diet itself. Consult your doctor for more information.

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A 32-year-old female asked:

When I have complete blood count done, B12 and folate (folic acid) are a tad high, then when a separate blood test is done for B12 and folate (folic acid), both are ok. Causes?

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Doesn't make sense.: If the same test done for the levels, and shows different results, there may also be a lab error. I would repeat one again only for b 12 and folate (folic acid) and compare.
Last updated May 2, 2018


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