Folic acid

Also known:

Erythrocyte folate, Folate

systematic name:

Erythrocyte folate, Folate


What sample is required?

The determination is made from a venous blood sample.

Is some kind of prior preparation necessary?

For this test you do not need any special preparation.

Why do the analysis?

It facilitates the diagnosis of anemia or neuropathy (nerve injury); to assess a person's nutritional status; to monitor the efficacy of the treatment of folic acid deficiencies.

When to do the analysis?

When there are signs and/or symptoms of anemia (weakness, tiredness, pale skin) and/or neuropathy (burning or tingling sensation, eye spasms, memory loss, altered mental status); when you are being treated for a folate deficiency,

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