My doc is out of town and unable to answer questions on my last lab. My folic acid results was >24 with a range of 4-17 ng/ml.
1. What risk am I facing with continued high levels?
2. I do not consume high folic acid foods. What can I do to lower my level below 17 ng/ml?
Folic Acid / Folate normal blood reference is 5-25 ng/ml. Some references may differ depending on the lab test machines that are used. Folate is good for your body and you may have eaten food high in folate the night before the test which may have caused the blood results to be above normal. You are not at any risk. You need to concern if the folate results were below normal. What was your Vitamin B12 level? If you did not have that measured, then suggest getting that done. There is a relationship between Folate and vitamin B12. Studies show that if the Folate is elevated it may be due to a vitamin B12 decreased. Suggest getting your vitamin B12 levels just to rule out any issues.
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