Normal cobalamin, high folate

Discussion in 'Feline Health - (The Main Forum)' started by Alfred's Human, Oct 29, 2017.

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  1. Alfred's Human

    Alfred's Human Member

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    Hello,

    Last time Alfred was at the vet they drew blood for a GI panel. His cobalamin is normal but his folate is high. Vet says that usually means an overgrowth of bacteria in the intestines.

    I'll be starting him on antibiotics and being more consistent with daily probiotics.

    He has been eating decently (anti-jinx) and his poops are normal, no diarrhea.

    Just wondering if anyone has any experience with a cat with high folate levels?
     
  2. Sharon14

    Sharon14 Well-Known Member

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    I have no info for you, but am bumping you up.
     
  3. Tuxedo Mom

    Tuxedo Mom Well-Known Member

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    One other thing that can cause high folate levels:

    "Hemolized blood samples can give inaccurately high folate readings in both dogs and cats."

    http://www.2ndchance.info/dxme-Folate.htm

    I don't know if this is a possibility but you can ask if there was any chance the blood specimen was compromised.
     
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