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Folate (Serum) Blood Test

Folate (Serum) Blood Test

£39.00

A serum blood test to measure your levels of folate, an important B vitamin for cell growth and division.
Blood sample 1 biomarker included Results estimated in 3 working days from sample receipt at lab
Folate (Serum) Blood Test
Folate (Serum) Blood Test
Folate (Serum) Blood Test
Folate (Serum) Blood Test

What's included?

Biomarker profile

  • Vitamins

Vitamins (1 Biomarker)

Special instructions

Prepare for your Folate (Serum) Blood Test by following these instructions. You should take this test before you take any medication or vitamin/mineral supplements. Do not take biotin supplements for two days before this test, discuss this with your doctor if it is prescribed.

From the expert

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.

Dr Sam Rodgers MBBS, MRCGP
Chief Medical Officer

Why take this test?

  • You are pregnant
  • You want to check your folate levels to make sure your diet is providing you with what you need
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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.