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LetsGetChecked - Folate Blood Spot Test Kit

The LetsGetChecked - Folate Blood Spot Test Kit includes Folate Serum.  Get 30% off today with our exclusive discount code WALKINLAB.

Test Code: LGC1027

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Methodology:

Preparation: The sample must be collected fasted, before 10am on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday and returned on the same day. Fasting means that you take the sample in the morning before you have breakfast. You can still drink water when fasting. Always follow the advice of your physician with regards to fasting, particularly if you have any medical conditions.

Test Results: 5 business days once the lab receives the specimen. May take longer based on weather, holiday or lab delays.


Details:

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Description

Folate Serum

Folate or folic acid, known as vitamin B9 generates red and white blood cells. It helps to produce DNA and RNA and sets out the building blocks for the rapid growth of cells during infancy, adolescence, and pregnancy.

Vitamin B9 is one of the 8 water-soluble B Vitamins. It is the generic term for both naturally occurring food folate and the folic acid form of the vitamin used in dietary supplements and fortified foods.

Symptoms of Folate Deficiency include:

  • Constipation, poor digestion and bloating
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Feeling flat in energy and mood
  • Increased vulnerability to colds and flu
  • Pale or yellow-tinged skin
  • Hair greying or thinning
  • Mouth ulcers
  • A tender and/or swollen tongue
  • Stunted growth
  • Developmental problems during pregnancy and/or infancy

A folate deficiency can be caused by an inadequate dietary intake as well as genetic impairments and underlying conditions.

You should take the test if:

  • You are trying to get pregnant
  • You are pregnant
  • You have had gastrointestinal surgery
  • You have digestive disorders like Crohn's or Celiac disease
  • You are (or were) an alcoholic
  • You maintain a vegan or vegetarian diet
  • You are experiencing symptoms of anemia
  • You have a vitamin B12 deficiency
  • You have a seizure-causing condition and are taking anticonvulsant drugs

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