Folate

Folate is essential to numerous bodily functions ranging from nucleotide biosynthesis to the remethylation of homocysteine. The human body needs folate to synthesize DNA, repair DNA and methylate DNA as well as to act as a cofactor in biological reactions involving folate. It is especially important during periods of rapid cell division and growth. Children and adults both require folic acid in order to produce healthy red blood cells and prevent anemia.

Test Requirements

  • A fasting blood sample is needed.

Preparation for Your Test

  • Do not eat or drink anything but water for 8 hours prior to your testing.
  • Wear a short sleeved shirt or a shirt with sleeves that roll up easily.

Cost
The cost of this test is $20.

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