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High B12 And Folate Levels In Blood
No: Chronic myelogeneous leukemia, promyelocytic leukemia, polycythemia vera and also the hypereosinophilic syndrome can result in elevated levels of B12 mostly from increased production of haptocorrin. In addition, because the liver stores b12, liver diseases such as acute hepatitis, cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma and metastatic liver disease can also cause a rise in serum b12. ...Read more
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
May be, may be not: Further evaluation is obviously needed. I can't say whether it is related or not without getting more information. In many cases- probably those two are not related. However in a case of colon cancer with metastatic disease to the liver- it can cause both increase of bilirubin level as well as low iron. Go to see your md and discuss further your condition. ...Read more
Yes, and no.: Sodium and potassium are both positive elements that when combined with negative chloride molecules make salts that are both important parts of serum, and potassium in particular an important element in red blood cells (nb: sea water is very similar in composition to our blood). Abnormalities of potassium (hypo or hyperkalemia) or sodium (hypo/hypernatremia) are very distinct entities. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Folate (folic acid): No, it can not.Get a more detailed answer ›
What does high prolactin levels with high red blood cells with high hemoglobin and hematocrit levels mean?
Not always: But if low hb, low hct are associated with low platelet , the it needs to be more evalauted as the conditions could be contributed by us such as alcohol use , or conditions of the bonemarrow from defective synthesis of precursor cells -called myelodysplastic syndrome, a bm failure blood has 2 types of cellular elements-red blood, white blood and platelets and their precursors come from bone marrow. ...Read more
My recent lab tests came back with Iron level of 30, transferrin of 20%, low vitamin D, high B12 and high folate. Is this cause for concern?
I have a +2 tear drop cells in rbc also high rbc and WBC also pos high 180 ana also high esinophyl levels and cortisol level is very minimal abnormall?
Yes: You have an autoimmune disorder and need to see a rheumatologist ...Read more
Normal: Yes it is normal you should worry if it was too high so you are ok ...Read more
High white blood count, low level of vitamin D, high level of inflammation in blood test, pain in all joint, chronic pain syndrome?
See MD immediately: Copper levels in the body are very tightly controlled. Excess levels can occur when elimination is reduced, such as Wilson's disease, or when there is excessive intact (deliberate or by accident). This can lead to neurologic, blood cell, liver, kidney and muscle damage. Elevation of CPK is often a sign of muscle damage. You must see a MD immediately to determine cause and possible treatment. ...Read more
Low estriol /anemia: It should not. Need to see maternal fetal medicine specialist and have targeted ultrasound. ...Read more
Myriad of things. Sx: There are a myriad of things that can cause low calcium & high platelets. W/o knowing ur symptoms & medical history, it's next to impossible to interpret these results. High platelets can be a "stress" reaction to illness/infection, or a bone marrow prob. Low calcium can b from vitamin D deficiency or low sun exposure (Nordic genes). The most common cause is lab error. TTYD to clarify the results ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Overweight?: This sounds like metabolic syndrome, which is often associated with overweight and Insulin resistance. This has genetic components which can make even small weight gain cause hypertension, low hdl, high triglycerides and/or high glucose. Conversely, even small weight loss can cause substantial improvements in all the above. Not sure what you mean by alp, but fatty liver can happen. Good luck! ...Read more
Low hemoglobin (11.6),low mch, high rdw, low alkaline phosphates, all other values normal including rbc and b12. Possible cause? Iron deficiency?
May be: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, iron deficiency is not uncommon in women in their reproductive years. It would be safe to take oral iron and multivitamin supplements and recheck hemoglobin at your next visit to your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
How can one tell the difference between low b12 and pernicious anaemia? Mildly low ferritin, b12, folate (folic acid) and red blood cells. Hair loss too.
What might cause high B12 levels? I also had low iron (long-standing anemia) and low vitamin D. CBC was normal except mildly low hemoglobin.
B12 normal range: There is no harm in an elevated B12 level. The normal range is established based on a population study, but the physiology and diet factors that might lead to higher levels than those in the population study are not significant. Don't worry about it in the least. Get follow-up to see that the hemoglobin comes back to normal though. ...Read more
Mcv high at 103 on two blood tests. B12 and folate levels good. Feel very fatigued. Any other test I should consider? Thank you.
Need more info:
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, if you drink alcohol, stop entirely and retest in 3 months.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Had bloods done I've got high folate (folic acid) levels of 20:1 what does this mean I'm male b12 & hemoglobin are OK ?
Are elevated B12 and folate (folic acid) levels a problem? My most recent blood work showed these both to be high...Any danger?
How high?: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have helped to have the actual values of the results. In general high values for folate and B12 are not a problem. ...Read more
Does having your B12 levels at 1204 something bad? Everything else is normal on the blood test. Just the folate (folic acid) levels at 7.22
Not likely: If you are otherwise feeling well, then these are normal values. ...Read more
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?
Is a blood test B12 level of 1463 concerning? folate (folic acid) test is normal & no B12 supplements being taken. thanks.
Vitamin B 12 Level: I admire you for your concern for Health. Normal values are 200 - 900 picograms per milliliter (pg/mL) Some Labs may have higher range of Normal level. High levels of vitamin B12 can occur in liver disease and some types of Leukemia, however vitamin B12 test is not usually used to diagnose these problems. See a Hematologist for examination, lab tests and other studies; and Diagnosis. ...Read more
Yes, but can treat: Low vit d can cause fatigue, muscle pain/ weakness, headaches, depression & increases risk of infections, heart disease, cancer &risk of dying!most adults need 5-8000 iu of d3/day;avoid d2!see http://www.Drfranklipman.Com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency & http://articles.Mercola.Com/sites/articles/archive/2008/11/01/vitamin-d-is-a-key-player-in-your-overall-health.Asp &comment. ...Read more
My recent blood tests showed a folate level of 4.5. I have been prescribed folic acid. What does a level of 4.5 mean?
I am B12 & Vitamin D deficient
I have pains in my stomach and blood in the toilet bowl when pooping, I also have low b12 and folate (folic acid) levels and fissure sealants..... What's wrong?
Exam/GI: I suggest a full physical exam and a GI consultation to include full blood testing. ...Read more
I have been bruising easily mostly on my legs,sometimes on my arms- never anywhere else. I got a blood test and everything was normal (CBC,folate,iron,b12 etc) except vitamin d was low and platelets were 417-so slighlty elevated. ?
Had a blood test done (b12, folate, etc.) What does "tvit" stand for? Can't find it anywhere to see what it means to be low
What does it mean if both my B12 & Folates (folic acid) are low in one blood test but just B12 in repeat blood test?
Food supplements: Folate is added to many foods, e.g. cereals. If your folate level was marginally at the first reading, it may have been corrected though normal food intake. B12 absorption is more complex and may need injections to supplement. With the exception of B12 and vitamin D you do not need supplements if you are eating a mixed diet. And testing for "micronutrients" is a waste of money. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had some blood done, my B12 results were 572 which was in the standard range, but my folate, (folic acid) serum result was 15.70. Should i be concerned?
See your doctor: To discuss your concerns. That would be a normal value for an adult in my lab. Normal range is usually posted as : •adults: 2-20 ng/ml, or 4.5-45.3 nmol/l •children: 5-21 ng/ml, or 11.3-47.6 nmol/l •infants: 14-51 ng/ml, or 31.7-115.5 nmol/l for plasma folate (folic acid) levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have started Zantac 300 (ranitidine) to be taken for 1 month I Have a Blood Test
FBC ,Serum Folate, (folic acid) Serum B12 can this medication interfere with it?
No: The test should be accurate while taking this medicine. I hope you are well. ...Read more
I had my Blood result
Rbc:occasional macrocytes seen
Impression: vitamin b12/folate definitely should be excluded
My hemoglabin is okay
What it mean?
My recent bloods test are Ferritin 30 ug/L Folate (folic acid) 3.9ug/L B12 545 ng/L neutrophils 8.150/L WBC 11.78 9/L HB 134 g/L MPV 7.0fL
are they normal?
Anemic. More blood work ordered. B12 266. Folate (folic acid) 10.6. Ferritin <8. Iron 47. Iron binding capacity 490. Iron Sat 10%.
Will I undergo more tests?
Perhaps: you are iron deficient either due to inadequate iron intake or poor absorption. You need additional iron in your diet through food sources and supplements. Add citrus to every meal containing iron to help with absorption. If you are not responding to supplemental iron you may be tested for sources of blood loss and/or inflammation affecting absorption. Consider gluten sensitivity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, friend is getting a blood test soon (fbe, tsh, b12/folate and iron studies) him being a regular cannabis consumer, will the test detect marijuana?
Unlikely: Thc metabolites are stored in body fats and excreted through urine. So it is unlikely that thc would be detected in blood test. But cannabis use would be detected in urine test. If he should be testers for employment etc., best he stop or reduce cannabis. Best regards, dr. Catherine shaw. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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