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Can you please explain what having high levels of serum

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Can you please explain what having high levels of serum folate and serum vitamin B12 in blood results means?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

welcome

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Why were these levels done?

Customer:

Thanks

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Have you had any other tests done as well?
Are the other tests normal?

Customer:

Yes I had blood tests done - renal normal. :FT normal, other levels normal. I had a severe virus.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

How is your complete blood count?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Is your hemoglobin, white cell count and platelet normal?

Customer:

The doctor said to give up vitamin supplements and to discuss with him. I am panicked now.

Customer:

Yes they are normal.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

There is usually nothing to worry about.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

A high folate is very common and does not indicate any disease process

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Same is the case with high vitamin B12 levels

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You will find some weird causes on the internet like leukemias causing high vitamin b12 levels

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Just ignore them

Dr. Shahzad MD :

The reason why I say that is because if you had a leukemia your complete blood count would not have been normal.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

So basically these levels are not something that I would worry about too much at all.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Just relax!!

Customer:

Ok thank you. I will make an appointment to see my GP.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You are most welcome
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