**NOTE: All Laboratory testing requires an authorizing physician in order to complete the laboratory testing**
Folate is a vitamin that unfortunately cannot be produced by the body. The only way to gain this vitamin is through food. Folate is essential for RBC formation and also for the repair of tissues and cells.
Folate (Folic Acid) test use:
-Detect folate deficiency
-Monitor therapy with folate
-Evaluate megaloblastic and macrocytic anemia
-Evaluate alcoholic patients
Testing the folic acid level is primarily used in the diagnosis of megaloblastic anemia.