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I have an elevated B12 result following a blood test

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I have an elevated B12 result following a blood test for active B12 result 256 should I be worried?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Hi there,That is mildly elevated.This commonly occurs from excessive dietary intake ( rich in animal proteins) or from supplementation 9 multivitamin complex).This is not concerning.only if your B12 is over several thousands then that can be suggestive of liver disease, leukemia, diabetes, or kidney problem.But at this level of 256 there is no reason for concern. Best wishes,It was my pleasure to help you today.If I have answered all your questions, Please rate my response Excellent (click on the smiley faces) under this chat box only.Please bookmark my profile for asking further questions!This is the link to my profile:http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-mysticdoc/