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Folic acid - serum

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Eurofins Biomnis code

FOL

Synonyms

  • pteroyl-monoglutamic acid
  • Folates
  • pteroylglutamic acid
  • Vitamin B9

Clinic significance

Folate deficiency is associated with systemic (asthenia and anorexia), psychiatric and neurological symptoms. A variety of different causes are possible: inadequate intake, impaired absorption, increased need, drug interactions, genetic abnormality and excessive loss. Serum levels reflect recent folate intake and erythrocyte levels are a measure of reserves.

Prenalytics

  • 1 mL
  • Non haemolysed serum
  • FREEZE before sending

Further information

  • Fasting sample

Methodology

Chemiluminescence

Turnaround time

2 days


Pathologist(s) in charge
Biomnis Paris
Specialty
Haematology
Contact(s)
Dr Dominique ENGERAND
Dr Isabelle PETIT
Phone(s)
+331 49 59 62 70
+331 49 59 16 72

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