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Folate, Serum Blood Test

$51.00 $34.00
Folic acid deficiency is common in pregnant women, alcoholics, in patients whose diets do not include raw fruits and vegetables, and in people with structural damage to the small intestine. The most reliable and direct method of diagnosing folate deficiency is the determination of folate levels in both erythrocytes and serum. Low folic acid levels, however, can also be the result of a primary vitamin B12 deficiency that decreases the ability of cells to take up folic acid.
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  • Est. 2 days Turnaround

  • Specimen type:

Folate, Serum
  • Test Code: 466
  • CPT Code: 82746
  • Alternate Name: Folic Acid
  • Test Instructions : --

    Please do not exercise prior to testing. It is best that your blood is taken in a rested state.

  • Fasting: No
  • Methodology: N/A
  • Results In: 2

    Note: Turn around times on results are an estimate and are not guaranteed. The lab may need additional time due to holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, etc. You can contact us to discuss when your results should be ready and we will contact the lab on your behalf immediately.

Assessing folate levels in the body to assess for deficiencies
≤4 years Not established
5-9 years >7.1 ng/mL
10-17 years >8.0 ng/mL
   
≥18 years  
  Low <3.4 ng/mL
  Borderline 3.4-5.4 ng/mL
  Normal >5.4 ng/mL
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