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Folate (Red Cell) Blood Test

Folate (Red Cell) Blood Test

A red cell blood test to measure your levels of folate, an important B vitamin for cell growth and division.
Blood sample 1 test included 3 working days turnaround

£39.00

Folate or vitamin B9, is a water-soluble B vitamin that is found in a wide variety of foods such as leafy greens, cooked dried beans, peas, and lentils, spinach and asparagus as well as fortified foods such as breakfast cereals. Folate is necessary for normal red cell formation, tissue and cellular repair and DNA synthesis.

Pregnant women require an increased amount of folate for proper foetal development as folate is necessary for healthy cell division and low levels may lead to neural tube defects in the developing foetus.

This test measures folate levels specifically in the red blood cells which is thought to bettwe represent the reflects the body's folate stores and the folate turnover during the last 3–4 months compared with measuring serum folate levels.
Fast 8 - 10 hrs prior to sample being taken. Do not consume alcohol 24 hrs before test or cease prescribed medication without consulting your Doctor.

3 simple steps

  • Take the test

    Take the test - either using your kit or visit a clinic.
  • Post your sample

    Send your sample in the freepost pack to our fully accredited lab.
  • Get your results

    Get your doctor reviewed results on my.medichecks.com.
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Important

Our tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor, especially if you are suffering symptoms. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.