RBC Folate - Whole Blood

RBC Folate - Whole Blood

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This test is used as a better indicator of long-term folate status

This Test Includes

RBC Folate

Test Instructions

Total parameters available: 1

Parameter Names:

  • RBC Folate - Whole Blood

Test Instructions/Precautions:

  • Alcohol: Please abstain from alcohol before the test
  • Medication :Any pre-existing medication should only be stopped after consultation with the referring Physician
  • Fluids Allowed : Water only


Soft Copy (Portal/Email) : If the sample is collected before 12 noon then the report will get delivered as per Reporting Time / Maximum TAT (Turn Around Time) indicated with the test. For samples collected after 12 Noon, 12 hours may be added to the Report Turn Around TimeHard Copy : Delivered at home upon request. A small convenience fee may apply.

Why it is Done

This test helps to detect the causes of conditions such as anaemia and neuropathy, to survey the nutrition levels in people and also to observe the outcomes of the treatment for the vitamin deficiency. You should also get tested if you experience deficiency symptoms such as loss of memory, anaemia or itchiness.

What is this test

The vitamin B complex comprises of two vitamins such as vitamin B12 and folate. These vitamins are essential for the formation of normal RBC or Red blood cell.