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What is folate test?

Folate is a B-vitamin which is also known as vitamin B9 that is naturally found in many foods like green vegetables, fruit.

Folic acid s used as dietary supplement which is a form of folate. Folate is required by our bodies to make DNA and other genetic material. Folate is an essential component for the body’s cells to divide.

This test examines your levels of folate the red blood cells (RBC folate).

What does it mean if your folate level is high?

-High doses of folic acid might cause

-abdominal cramps,

-diarrhea,

-rash,

-sleep disorders,

-irritability,

-confusion,

-nausea,

-stomach upset,

-behavior changes,

-skin rashes

-Convulsions or seizures

What does it mean if your folate level is low?

Deficiency may include:

-Megaloblastic anemia

-Low levels of white blood cells and platelets.

-Serious birth defects

-Neural tube defects.

What is a normal folate level?

Testing the folate level, which is also known as folic acid and vitamin B9, is used to diagnose the megaloblastic anemia.

Plasma folate level varies by age:

Adults: 2-20 ng/mL, or 4.5-45.3 nmol/L

Children: 5-21 ng/mL, or 11.3-47.6 nmol/L.

What is the folate test used for?

To diagnose the cause of anemia or neuropathy to evaluate nutritional status in people and to monitor the effectiveness of treatment for vitamin b12 or folate deficiency.

How would you get it done?

Folate measurement is made using a blood sample from a vein. The sample is analyzed in the laboratory.

How would you prepare for this test?

No preparation is needed for this test.

For more information, you can visit AACC and NHS.

Folate Test

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