Hematology Test

Folic acid, serum/Folate level, Serum folate

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Test : Folic acid, serum/Folate level, Serum folate

Indications : This test is done to detect the folate deficiency, monitor therapy with folate, evaluate megaloblastic and macrocytic anemia, and evaluate alcoholic patients with prior jejuno-ileal for morbid obesity or those with intestinal blind-loop syndrome.

Physiology : Naturally occurring folates are present widely in plant and animal foods taken in the diet and absorbed in the small intestine. Lack of folic acid inhibits DNA synthesis in rapidly dividing cells, thus producing Megaloblastic anemia.

Normal Range : > 2ngl/mL, (S.I. Units - > 5 nmol/L)
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Test Method : Competitive Protein binding Radio Immunoassay.

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I have severe RLS and asked to check Ferritin, serum levels seems ok with 74 however Antinuclear antibodies is 17. Iron serum is 118 & folate is >20 what does this mean

momofthree  Friday, February 5, 2010
would the test results be affected if a day before the test one starts taking folic acid supplements
Michael_2009  Monday, September 14, 2009
What does a folate range of:
72mgl/ml mean? is there a correlation to FTA ABG?
natashia  Monday, May 4, 2009