Folic Acids (or Folate)
Fasting Required: No

Specimen: Blood

Results: 2-3 Business Days
Note: Result turnaround times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Patient Instructions: Dietary supplements containing biotin may interfere in assays and may skew results to be either falsely high or falsely low. For patients receiving the recommended daily doses of biotin, draw samples at least 8 hours following the last biotin supplementation. For patients on mega-doses of biotin supplements, draw samples at least 72 hours following the last biotin supplementation

Description: Also known as Vitamin B9, this test aids in the diagnosis of central nervous system disorders and anemia. This important nutrient also plays a significant role in making red blood cells, making DNA, energy level, muscle strength and memory.



Alternative Name(s): Folic Acid