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High Serum Folate Levels Causes
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
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
Stabilized by copper: In this case, the protein that becomes ceruloplasmin (called apoceruloplasmin) is more stable in the presence of copper. So low copper levels will cause a faster degradation of the protein that otherwise becomes ceruloplasmin. Additionally, unlike some proteins, there is no increased production of ceruloplasmin when copper levels are low, . ...Read more
Speak with your doc: It sounds as if your doctor is doing a diagnostic work up to include your parathyroic gland. If this is the case she may also order tests to visualize the gland as well as your bones. You may have had a recent fracture or problem that she is addressing. Hope you get to the bottom of it soon. ...Read more
Inorgan.Phosphate0.77, serum total protein63, serum globulin14, all slightly low. Norm. Calcium &albumin.Tsh9.25, known hypothyroidism. Further tests?
Albumin deficiency: Total calcium is attached to albumin, an important protein in the blood. Your serum calcium may be erroneously normal if your ionized calcium is significantly elevated, look at Albumin level and also repeat the calcium tests to make sure no mistake. May need to look at mg, phos, and intact pth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Iron overload or...: High ferritin levels in your thirties could be an indication of an primary ( hemachromatosis) or secondary (hemosiderosis) overload state, or chronic inflammation. Ferritin levels in the iron overload states are typically quite high and are typically > 800; whereas chronic inflammation will produce levels typically <800. ...Read more
Many causes: Triglycerides ( fat) can by elevated by many causes. Diet, including both fat and sugar intake can do this. Medications, other diseases such as diabetes, kidney disease, or liver disease can also cause high tg's. Alcohol, estrogen, are common causes and finally less common, but often more severe are genetic or inherited disorders of triglyceride metabolism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What condition(s) causes someone to have high total serum protein, high albumin, normal globulin and high total calcium levels?
Dehydration.: There are no diseases that specifically increase albumin. Therefore in order to get an elevated concentration there must be a decrease in the amount of water in the system. This would also account for the normal globulin. Calcium is bound to Albumin so that elevated Albumin will elevate your calcium levels as well. ...Read more
What causes high glucose serum, calcium serum, albumin serum, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol calc, vitamin b12, but low sed rate westergren?
Means nothing alone: As a pathologist who's devoted a lifetime to lab medicine, my teammates and i are always reminding people that lab results mean nothing whatever in the absence of a history & physical exam. Please don't take this the wrong way, and i appreciate your proactive approach to health. But no one can do anything with this. Ask instead, "could high Albumin out-of-range be from dehydration?" etc. ...Read more
Low vitamin D level (19), High phosphorus level (4.5), High PTH level (70). What could be the cause of this? Serum Calcium level is normal.
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
Indirectly: If you mean hga1c, that is a test for diabetes. Diabetes is the number 1 cause of renal failure in the United States. Since potassium only leaves the body through the urine and stool, if your kidney function worsens with poorly controlled diabetes resulting in high hga1c, your kidneys may not be able to control the potassium level resulting in high potassium. ...Read more
Intake + Absorption: Vitamin b12, aka cyanocobalamin, is common in a huge variety of foods; low intake rare. However, none of us absorb B12 directly. Instead, the cells of the upper ? of the stomach which secrete hydrochloric, hcl, acid also produce & secrete a protein, called intrinsic-factor, which binds b12. The small intestines absorb intrinsic-factor with whatever B12 is bound, & the B12 is thereby also absorbed. ...Read more
Folate (folic acid): No, it can not.Get a more detailed answer ›
My serum folate (folic acid) is 16.4ug/L & B12 is 221ug/L & serum ferritin is 22ug/L. Why is folate (folic acid) on the high end of normal & others on the low end of normal?
Nothing to worry abt: These are all in the normal range, and there is some give and take regarding the laboratory ability to give an exact value. Don't worry about these values unless they are way higher or way lower than normal. ...Read more
Hi Docs: If + for 2 MTHFR genes, what are possible effects on body from foods high in folate (folic acid)? And is it typical to have lowish (<6) serum folate (folic acid)?
Need more not less!: If you have a problem with two MTHFR genes, you actually need folic acid supplementation. Foods high in folate will help you not hurt you. I usually recommend 4mg of folic acid a day, along with 1000ug of B-12 and 100mg B-6 per day and a bab aspirin. Some women with the MTHFR defect have repeated miscarriages. In my experience, the above supplements decrease the risk of this. Best wishes! ...Read more
High albicans, igg, iga, and igm. Serum iron and % sat high, T4 low, and folate (folic acid) low-help where do I start? Have celiac disease.
See a hematologist: If your iron level is high, you need to be bled periodically to prevent damages to your organs particularly your liver. This is a continuing process and not a one-shot deal. As for your thyroid, you need another test to confirm whether your thyroid replacement is adequate. Since natural thyroid extract is not standardized, it is hard to regulate your thyroid with it (used about 50 yrs ago). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Labs: *MILDLY* LOW: RBC, Hgb, Hematocrit.
Ferritin/Iron studies are normal. Serum Folate is LOW.
Would MCV + RDW have to be HIGH for Folate-Anemia?
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High albicans, igg, iga, igm. Serum iron and % sat high, T4 low, folate (folic acid) low, b2 low (5.5), B6 high (64)-what do I focus on and what dr.? Bad fatigue
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Serum b12> 1999 mma 0.4, homocysteine high 19. No folate (folic acid) or iron deficiency normocytic anemia not responding to procrit. Is this an absorption issue?
Anemia: can be caused by blood loss or bone marrow suppression as well. More information is needed ( how long have you had a normal iron, folate (folic acid) and b12 level. What is your reticulocyte count ? ( is your bone marrow producing new RBC's) ? How low is your HCT and has it come up or gone down with B12. Is the RDW elevated ( do you put out large and small RBC's at the same time? Any blood loss ? ...Read more
How fast do folate (folic acid) levels change?previous deficient, went from 12 to 8 ug/L in a month, does serum folate (folic acid) fluctuate or have any diurnal variations ?
Serum folate (folic acid)...: ...levels, to the best of my knowledge, don't have a diurnal variation. However, since we're measuring serum (as opposed to Red Blood Cell) levels, they can increase fairly quickly with either dietary intake of folate (folic acid) rich foods or supplements. They decrease more slowly if you're becoming depleted. Both of these levels are within normal range. ...Read more
Hgb 11.0, MCV 77.6, MCH 23.8, mchc 30.6, RDW 17.9, ferritin level 17.2, folate (folic acid) 5.03, iron serum 42, tibc 441, iron saturation 10. What does this mean?
Any symptoms?: Why did your doc order those tests? Are you feeling tired? Do you have really heavy periods? The hemoglobin is a little low, but not severely low. You are a little iron deficient. You may benefit from taking iron and a stool softener if you don't get enough in your diet. But talk to your doc who ordered the tests, they may have more info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hgb 7.8 g/dl serum folate (folic acid) 5.0 ng/ml hct 23% vitamin B12 78 pg/ml MCV 116 fl 1. what could cause my anemia?
Iron and folate (folic acid) defi: You have deficiency of both iron and folic acid. Need to see whether you have nutritional issues , like food fads. Iron and Folic Acid are rich in green leafy vegetables, if you avoid them start taking them. Worth to get a nutrition consult a through your pcp. Take iron and Folic Acid supplemets with otc medications/pcp recomm. Do search for proper food choices , rich in iron and folate n internet. ...Read more
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
I had a blood test and folate, (folic acid) serum is 6.8 ng/ml. Is that within normal range? Please advise, thanks
Yes: Both results are in the normal range. Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My serum folate (folic acid) is abnormal is this why im suffering exhaustion and faitness with dizzyiness and memory loss?
I have Thalassemia minor it Skews FBC test
I had Ferritin and folate Iron test and B12 all Ok. Serum Ferritin is 12 ug/L range 12-250ug/L Normal?
Is a folic acid blood test also called a folate serum blood test? If they are different tests, should I take both of them together with the Vitamin 12 test?
One and the same:
Serum folic acid test is the better name. Why are you doing these tests? It would be better to let your doctor figure out if you need any tests.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
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
Female.Age-38 hb was 4 in may 2012. Now 7.5.Serum folate (folic acid) >40.Tibc-460. Wbc-11100. Problem -pain in lage and breathing problem.What is your suggation.
I assume you meant: Legs, not lage. A hb 4, not good. Even 7.5 is still low. She still needs to be on iron replacement and the source of blood loss remedied. She is likely short of breath because of decreased ability to carry oxygen, same with the legs. If still symptomatic you could consider a transfusion, even 1 unit would help. Needs to be at 9 or 10 for symptom relief which is still low, norm around 12-14. ...Read more
B12 result in UK
Although its in range, is it Low ?
B12 Vitamin 155ng/L
Serum Folate (folic acid) 12.2 ug/L 4.00-20.00ug/L
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