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Raised Vitamin B12 levels

I have Type 2 Diabetes, managed with diet, exercise and medication. At my recent annual check-up I was told that my Vitamin B12 levels were raised to 130. I believe that the normal levels are 60-90. What could be the cause of my raised level and should I have further blood tests? Many thanks

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The answer

Raised vitamin B12 levels can have a variety of causes and often these can relate to an underlying blood or more rarely a liver problem. While your Vitamin B12 level is raised it is not an extreme elevation, however, it would seem sensible for you to have another chat with your GP regarding your concerns.

More usually in the first instance a repeat test can be ordered to check the result of the first. If you’re B12 remains elevated then further testing may then be warranted.

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