What Is Folate Test?
AreYouHealthy is offering Folate Test at a low rate. A team of sample collector will come to your place and collect the blood sample. Once you book the Folate test, it will be carried forward by Thyrocare experts. You can also get in touch with us 24*7 by calling 7289-87-6363.
Folate refers to a naturally occurring form of the vitamin. Vitamin Folate is necessary for healthy red blood cell formation. This vitamin cannot be produced in the body, must be supplied by the diet. Folate test measures vitamin levels in the liquid portion of the blood to detect deficiencies. Folate is also necessary for cell division. A deficiency of folate can lead to macrocytic anaemia, where red blood cells are larger than usual. Lack of folate during early pregnancy can increase the risk of neural tube defects.
What Are The Symptoms Of Folate Deficiency?
Symptoms of folate test may include:- fatigue, growth problems, tongue swelling, mouth sores, grey hair.
What Causes Folate Deficiency?
As our body can’t produce folate, so we need to take folate in our diet regularly. Folate dissolves in water and does not get stored in fat cells. The causes of folate deficiency include:- diet, disease, genetics, excessive alcohol intake.
When Folate Test Is Ordered?
This test may be ordered when a complete hemogram, done as a part of regular health checkup, indicates a low red blood cell count.
Testing of folate level will be useful when a person has symptoms like- diarrhea, dizziness, pale skin, shortness of breath, paranoia, etc.
What Does The Folate Test Result Means?
Normal folate level may indicate that the person does not have the deficiency and the signs and symptoms are likely due to some other reasons.
A low folate level in a person may indicate that the person has a deficiency but does not necessarily mean the severity of anaemia.
Prevention of Folate Deficiency
- Foods that are rich in folate are:- peas, citrus, eggs, beans, legumes, wheat bran, fortified cereals.
- The recommended folate dose is 400 mg/day.
Since AreYouHealthy is giving home collection service, so you don’t even need to pay first. When the blood sample collection process will be completed, then only you are required to give the money to the executive from Thyrocare. You will also get the reports on an email.
Folate Test Description
- UNITS: ng/ml
- TECHNOLOGY: C.L.I.A
- FASTING TYPE: NON FASTING
- SAMPLE TYPE: SERUM
- VOLUME: 1ml
- NORMAL RANGE: > 5.38 ng/ml