Folate Test, Serum
Folate Test measures the level of Folate (folic acid, vitamin B-9) in the blood.
Folate is a vitamin that helps produce red blood cells and is required for DNA synthesis. Red blood cells deliver oxygen to the entire body, so they are vital for maintaining overall health.
This test is important since Folate deficiencies may cause anemia and cardiovascular diseases.
Symptoms associated with deficiency of Folic Acid may include forgetfulness, cognitive decline, depression, irritability, etc.
Preparation: Fasting is not necessary for this test
You can order this test individually or as part of the following panels: