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I live in canada and recently had blood work done my RBC folate (folic acid) level was 2423 is this too high? What could it mean?
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 defects in the newborn if it is low, and megaloblastic anemia and malnutrition in adults. Your levels are well above the adult range of 150-450 ng/ml/cells (340-1020 nmol/l/cells), and you should have nothing to worry about. It is water soluable and excesss is urinated out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Folic acid, AKA folate (folic acid) (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. ...Read more
Hematocrit .403, magnesium ..77, calcium 2.33, b 12 1107, RBC folate (folic acid) 2168, ferratin 74, testosterone .9, vit d 127. Are these normal?
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. ...Read more
Hello, is there are connection between breast cancer and high RBC folate (folic acid) level. My RBC folate (folic acid) level is 2242 mmol/L. I've had cancer twice within 4yrs.
Symptoms of anemia but blood tests normal (iron, B12, folate, (folic acid) RBC, etc). What other common conditions would a doctor look for?
36 weeks preg.iron 66,feritin 78.5,b12 207,folate (folic acid) 13, rbc 4.22,hb 10.4,hct 32,wbc 9.16,plt 169 .anemic since 2 years.is this bone marrow problem?
Probably not . .: First, please be assured that a Hb of 10.4 is not a danger to you or to the baby. The Bone Marrow makes 3 types of cells (WBC's, Platelets, RBC's). Your platelets and WBC's are normal. If you or your doctor were concerned about a bone marrow problem (i.e. bone marrow suppression), you can also get a test called a Reticulocyte Count. Best of luck! ...Read more
My hand suddenly went numb over a week ago. Triceps then biceps unable to engage/weak. Normal CSF protein and blood tests incl. b12, folate, (folic acid) WBC, RBC?
See a neurologist: Who did the spinal tap? Did you see a neurologist? If not do so soon ...Read more
I have enlarged RBCs, and low ferritin/iron. I'm homozygous MTHFR(never processed folate or B12, correctly). Is there a dr who understands both things?
Chemo 2yrs ago.High MCV 3 mo later until now, no B12 or folate (folic acid) def. Recent cbc...Rbc3.8, wbc3.6(new normal), hb12.7, plt123, RBC morph ovalocytes1+. Why?
Anemia:rbc-3.7, hct-35.4, fer-50, iron-54, tibc 268, iron sat 20%, PLT 222, retic .6%, potas 5.2, B12 1500, folate (folic acid) 24.8. College athlete weight gain, fatig?
?Not anemic: Your rbc is low, but hct is probably at the bottom of normal. The other lab values are all normal. This discrepancy between rbc and hct usually means either your red cells are unusually big, or something is interfering with the counting. This can happen with a cold agglutinin (red cells clump in the cold), excessive alcohol, liver problems, or low thyroid. Given other symptoms, check thyroid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mcv 98, MCH 32.1, rdw-cv 12.6, RBC 4.42 hgb 14.2, WBC 5.8, B12 1106, folate (folic acid) 19.9, iron 80. Liver, kidney tests normal, take supplements with folate (folic acid), b12. Cut back?
59 yo female.
High MCV and MCH for a few years. 2 yrs of low rbc. Recent CBC now has folate (folic acid) & calc. Defic., low bun. 2 mnths ago found soft clavicle lymph "mass". Esophageal probls. & hypogammaglobulinemia. Help?
58+ F Hb 10.8, RBC "Predominantly macrocytic normochromic with macroovalocytes". Ferritin 100 ng/ml, B12 894 pg/ml, Folic Acid 12.3 ng/ml.Why Anemia ?
Hg 10.8 macrocytic: Tested methylmalonic acid? Homocystine,? they are usually elevated before B12 goes down, though your B12 is pretty normal. Are you on any medications? metformin? HIV? alcohol? Hypothyroidism, liver disease , COPD, G6PD, hemolysis, malabsorption ( usually have low B12 as well) can cause it as well. http://www.aafp.org/afp/2009/0201/p203.html f/u/ w/ hematology ...Read more
Rbc lo. Hgb, hct ok. Mch & MCV hi. Ferritin ok. B12 & folic acid hi. D lo. Thyroid ok. Rf hi. Repeatable. Tired, weak and unfocused. Cause?
Additional info: What are the actual number values associated with the rbc, hgb, hct, mch, and mcv? This will help establish significance of these high or low values. Do you have relatives with RA or other autoimmune disease? Do you have any history of hepatitis or liver disease (can cause simultaneous high rf and high mcv)? Are there other lab test results for autoimmune disease (ana)? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer