Sample Collection Options for this Folate Test.
Folate, or Folic Acid, Vitamin B9, is a B vitamin. It helps the body break down complex carbohydrates into simple sugars to be used for energy. It is found in green leaved vegetables especially. The body has low reserves of folate, perhaps four months, so deficiency is quite common but easily corrected. Causes of deficiency include reduced intake from the diet or from poor absorption through the gut; increased demand for folate (eg pregnancy) and side effects of some medication (eg methotrexate). Symptoms include fatigue, mild sensation changes and depression. Prolonged lack of folate results in megaloblastic anaemia (in which the red blood cells are characteristically large).
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Blue Horizon Blood Test Reviews
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This Blood Test can be taken at Home
This home blood test is available for fingerprick (microtainer) OR Phlebotomy (venous vacutainer) collection using one of our many phlebotomy options across the UK. You can even choose to arrange your own health professional to collect the sample.
If you're unsure about how to access this test or how the procedure works please watch this short video.