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What causes an elevated RBC folate level?

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Dr. Albana Sejdini

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2006

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Posted on Fri, 26 Aug 2016 in Blood Disorders
Question: What are the implications of an elevated RBC folate level?
Answered by Dr. Albana Sejdini 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Suspected vit.b12deficiency, wait for tests results

Detailed Answer:

I understand your concern.

When we measure folate, we also order complete blood count, iron levels and vit.b12 in order to analyze the whole picture.

You are right in excluding eating habits and supplements rich in folate.

As you say, as long as we do not have the full tests reports we cannot conclude anything.
I am suspecting low vit.b 12 levels however, let's wait for tests results.

Do not forget to send the results to me.
Dr. Albana

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