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10-24-2012, 07:47 AM   #1
Bld
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Link between Ferritin and B12?

I am wondering what the relationship is between Ferritin and B12. Is it possible to have a normal Ferritin level but a low B12? At my last blood test a month ago, my Ferritin level had increased to normal and my B12 level was low normal. I am still really tired so have had bloods taken again today. If my Ferritin is going up does it automatically mean my B12 will go up as well?
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10-26-2012, 11:56 AM   #2
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I'm not aware of a link. I don't remember reading about one and double checked and couldn't find one. That doesn't mean there isn't of course, but I personally do not believe there is.

As for whether your B12 will go up now that your ferritin will go up, that depends on why you were deficient in both.
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