I've just recently discovered this forum, now joined, and look forward to learning more and, hopefully, being able to contribute. However, at the moment, I am not very clued-in on PA and Vit B12, hence I have a question I hope someone will answer, please
In Oct 2016, along with an HbA1c test (I'm Type 2 diabetic) and, for some reason, Vit B12 and Folates was also tested. The results were rather disturbing (to me) but GP said they were OK
Serum Vit B12 - 165.3 ng/L [197.0 - 771.0] so noted as 'Below Range'
Serum Folate level - >20.0 ug/L [4.6 - 18.7] so noted as 'Above Range'
GP excused the high Folate level saying I must have been eating too many cabbages!!!
I asked for these tests to be repeated when due HbA1c again 3 months on (due to reduction in Diabetic medication). The results are as follows - Feb 2017
Serum Vit B12 - 199 ng/L - so now within range
Serum Folate - 17.5 ug/L - so now within range
I have a lot of symptoms which could be attributed to B12 Deficiency and so have been researching PA/Vit V12 deficiency, hence finding this forum. Much of what I've read gives levels in pg/dL, pmol/L etc but I don't know how these equate.
Perhaps someone could tell me how to convert ng/L to pg/L or pg/dL etc so that I can then give my research more meaning in relation to my levels.
Thanks very much for any help and advice