Diagnostic Blood Test:
Folate (Folic Acid), Serum
Folate, also called folic acid or vitamin B9, is important for regenerating new tissues, producing new DNA, creating and recycling proteins, and making new blood cells. Abnormal folate levels can be a sign of a poor diet or nutritional deficiencies and may provide clues about certain types of anemia.
Note: This test may exhibit interference when sample is collected from a person who is consuming a supplement with a high dose of biotin. Cease biotin supplementation at least 72 hours prior to blood draw.