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What Can High Folate And B12 Tests Mean For Adults
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
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 ?
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?
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?
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
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
High B12 Folate (folic acid): I understand your concern. Researchers in Denmark have found that higher than normal levels of B12 may indicate a person is at risk of developing Lung, Colon and Liver cancer. National Institute Health Research stated-High folate (folic acid) does not appear to increase the risk of anemia among healthy people with low B12 levels See your physician for evaluation tests and treatment ...Read more
Are elevated B12 and folate (folic acid) levels bad? Cause of this? How to bring them down to normal levels?
Needs evaluation: High B12 & folate (folic acid) is not dangerous per se (these vits. Have no known toxicity)& may not be serious, but high B12 may paradoxically be a sign of B12 deficiency & may also be caused by acute or chronic liver disease or leukemia, so deserves further evaluation-see http://healthyeating.Sfgate.Com/high-vitamin-b12-serum-levels-6037.Html high folate (folic acid) may be a sign of B12 deficiency or blind loop syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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