I was referred here by the Thyroid group for an odd Active B12 result. Long story short, the lab didn't say anything about stopping my supplements before the test and I came back with a high Active B12. The last time I took a supplement was 48 hours before. Upon reading on the Axis-Shield site, it says you should not take supplements before hand. I am hoping this is the reason my result was so high ,but any input or similar stories would be very much appreciated! They only tested for Active and not for the whole Serum.
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Active b12 test question:
I just got an active b12 result of 234 and the range is 25-165. I've taken b12 supplements sporadically over the past few years. I had been off them but took a few days worth this week. It was a test I not been planning to take and I know now it might have been altered by the supplements. My question is, could it have been altered by that much? To me, the number seems alarmingly high. I'm a 29 year old with CBC,renal and liver panels all done a year ago and all within healthy ranges. No symptoms, just confused!
I also should add, I asked a GP who is part of my family and she said " Stop the supplements, just be happy your body absorbs B12 so well now!" Years ago my serum was SUPER low, so the fact that the Active B12 now is so high, is just confusing I would like to believe her but I have also read frightening things around the web!
Thank you all