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What are normal folate levels in blood?

What are normal folate levels in blood?

Normal Results The normal range is 2.7 to 17.0 nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL) or 6.12 to 38.52 nanomoles per liter (nmol/L). Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different labs. Talk to your provider about the meaning of your test results.

What is abnormal folate?

Vitamin B12 or B9 (commonly called folate) deficiency anaemia occurs when a lack of vitamin B12 or folate causes the body to produce abnormally large red blood cells that cannot function properly. Red blood cells carry oxygen around the body using a substance called haemoglobin.

What is a high folate reading?

The reference range of the red blood cell (RBC) folate level also varies by age, as follows : Adults: 140-628 ng/mL or 317-1422 nmol/L. Children: Over 160 ng/mL or over 362 nmol/L.

What happens when folate levels are high?

“Today it’s worrisome that taking extra folate over the long term might lead to more DNA methylation, which then might lead to extra diseases including potentially an increased chance of developing cancer and other diseases of aging,” Issa said.

How do you read folate test results?

The range that’s considered typical for folic acid is 2.7 to 17 nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL). A result lower than 2.7 ng/ml can mean you have a folic acid deficiency. While a result higher than 17 ng/mL isn’t usually a problem, it could mean you have low levels of vitamin B12.

Is B12 and folate the SAMe?

Vitamin B12 is an especially important vitamin for maintaining healthy nerve cells, and it helps in the production of DNA and RNA, the body’s genetic material. Vitamin B12 works closely with vitamin B9, also called folate or folic acid, to help make red blood cells and to help iron work better in the body.

What should your B12 and folate levels be?

Understanding the Results. The normal range for vitamin B12 can vary slightly depending on the lab. But a normal level of vitamin B12 in your bloodstream is generally between 190 and 950 picograms per milliliter (pg/mL). Between 200 to 300 pg/mL is considered borderline and your doctor may do more testing.

How do I know if my folate is low?

Signs and symptoms of folate deficiency

  1. Tiredness, fatigue and lethargy.
  2. Muscle weakness.
  3. Neurological signs, such as a feeling of pins and needles, tingling, or burning, or peripheral neuropathy, i.e. a numbness in the extremities.

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