Red Cell Folate (B9) Testing
How to check your Red Cell Folate levels with a home fingerprick blood test kit
What Is A Red Cell Folate Test For?
A Red Cell Folate test is also known as a Folate or Vitamin B9 test.
The Red Cell Folate test measure Vitamin B9 (also known as Folate) contained in your red blood cells.
Folate is an essential B vitamin. It helps utilise amino acids which are the building blocks of proteins, in order to form blood cells, tissue and aid cellular repair.
Vitamin B9 must be consumed regularly in the diet - typically from green vegetables and fruits. All pregnant women need increased amounts of folate for proper fetal development.
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Red Cell Folate Testing UK Statistics 2021
5.6% of people tested have Red Cell Folate levels which are too high.
The average Red Cell Folate result is 751.2 nmol/L
Note what is normal for you may differ for your age and gender.
Men tend to report higher Red Cell Folate in their blood than women.
As many as one in eight men tested have high levels of Red Cell Folate
of people have Red Cell Folate blood levels in the normal range. Do you?
Are you in the 94.4% with normal results?
What If Red Cell Folate Test Levels Are High?
High red cell folate levels can be seen in the presence of pernicious anaemia, vegetarian diets, or with conditions such as bacterial overgrowth syndrome or liver dysfunction.
Additionally taking folate / Vitamin B12 supplements can lead to high levels of red cell folate. Unless also suffering from renal failure this is not usually of concern,.
How To Test Red Cell Folate?
The Red Cell Folate (B9) Test allows you to accurately check your levels of Red Cell Folate in a fingerprick blood sample.
You can check your Red Cell Folate levels by buying a home fingerprick blood test kit below. Your sample is then professionally analysed in an accredited laboratory for total reassurance. The Vitall Anaemia Home Test Kit includes a Red Cell Folate test and is available for just £109.
Please see the following test kit: