This test measures the level of folate (folic acid) in the red blood cells and also provides a Hematocrit level. Folate is a vitamin that is required for the production of red blood cells and for DNA synthesis. Folate is much more concentrated in red blood cells than in serum so the red blood cell folate measurement more closely reflects tissue stores.
RBC folate levels are less sensitive to short-term dietary effects than are serum folate levels. Red blood cell folate concentration is considered the most reliable indicator of folate status.
Folate is found in dark leafy greens, beans and fortified foods. Some people do not take in enough folate, or do not absorb it properly, while others – including pregnant women – have higher folate needs.
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After purchasing your testing you will receive an email with your lab requisition. Bring this form to the laboratory.
If you have selected the option to have an At Home Test Kit delivered to you, you will receive your test kit in the mail within 5 to 7 business days. (Not all tests are available as At Home Test Kits.)
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Certain result values may prompt a phone call from our ordering provider to ensure the patient is aware of their result.
Frequently Ordered Together
Lipid panel, CRP-hs, homocysteine, NMR LipoProfile (LabCorp) OR Cardio IQ test (Quest Diagnostics), Lipoprotein (a), Apolipoprotein B, and CoQ10 for an assesment of cardiac risk.
CBC, CMP, UA, HbA1c, lipid panel, Iron, GGT, TSH, and Vitamin D levels comprise our doctor recommended Essential Health Check.
The Vitamin A, E, and Beta Carotene Package measures the levels of these three nutrients in the blood.
Patients Ultimately Purchase
This comprehensive package combines over 50 tests, 128 key metrics reflecting heart, diabetes, liver, kidney, thyroid, hormone, cancer and nutritional health.
This package includes tests used to evaluate and measure the levels of specific vitamins and nutrients in your body.
The Expanded Health Check includes additional heart, diabetes, liver, thyroid, hormone, cancer and vitamin testing: more than 90 critical health metrics.
This vitamin testing package includes nutritional tests used to measure the levels of Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, B12 and Folate, Vitamin C, Vitamin D 25- Hydroxy, Ferritin, and Iron in your body.