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Vitamin B9 (Folate) Testing

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How to check your Vitamin B9 levels with a home finger-prick blood test kit

What Is A Vitamin B9 Test For?

A Vitamin B9 test is also known as a Folate or Folic Acid test.

Vitamin B9 (also known as Folate) is an important 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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Vitamin B9 Testing UK Statistics 2021

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3.2% of people tested have Vitamin B9 levels which are too low.

The average Vitamin B9 result is 9.9 ug/L
Note what is normal for you may differ for your age and gender.

Human female body

Men tend to have lower Vitamin B9 in their blood than women.

As many as one in nineteen men tested have low levels of Vitamin B9

Normal range test results


of people have Vitamin B9 blood levels in the normal range. Do you?

Are you in the 96.8% with normal results?

What If Vitamin B9 Test Levels Are Low?

What If Vitamin B9 Test Levels Are Low?

Vitamin B9 is not stored by the body so deficiencies can occur quite quickly if it is lacking in your diet. Other risk factors can also contribute to a Vitamin B9 deficiency including if you:

  • have a poor overall diet
  • drink too much alcohol
  • are pregnant
  • have certain inherited genetic conditions, or diseases like Chrohn's disease


Vitamin B9 levels can be increased by eating foods rich in vitamin B9 including:

  • animal livers
  • dried nuts like hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds, chestnut etc.
  • green leafy vegetables such as spinach, salads, broccoli etc.
  • eggs
  • seafood

Many breakfast cereals are fortified with B vitamins, and B9 supplements are also available. Taking supplements for 3 - 4 months is usually enough for levels to return to normal.

How To Test Vitamin B9?

Health testing for Vitamin B9 levels in your blood

The Vitamin B9 (Folate) Test allows you to accurately check your levels of Vitamin B9 in a fingerprick blood sample.

You can check your Vitamin B9 levels by buying a home finger-prick blood test kit below. Your sample is then professionally analysed in an accredited laboratory for total reassurance. The Vitall Vitamin & Minerals Home Test Kit includes a Vitamin B9 test and is available for just £69.

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Other Biomarkers Often Tested With Vitamin B9

Why Take The Vitamin B9 Test?

Our Full Vitamins & Minerals home blood test kit checks several biomarkers including Vitamin D so you can identify vitamin & mineral deficiencies and optimise your nutritional intake. 

Deficiencies can produce few or vague symptoms so it's often difficult to identify them without testing and monitoring your progress.

Take control of your health without any of the inconvenience of going to the doctors with one of Vitall’s at-home blood tests.

Who Should Take The Vitamin B9 Blood Test?

Fully identify & optimise nutritional deficiencies using a home finger-prick blood test kit.

You get the convenience of home testing with the reassurance of professional clinical analysis. Your results are delivered quickly & securely online.

This Vitamins & Minerals Complete Test is advised if you:

  • are aged over 45;
  • are at risk from osteoporosis;
  • are currently menopausal, which can lead to deficiencies;
  • are currently pregnant;
  • are on any restrictive diet (vegans & vegetarian especially);
  • have Chrohn's disease (which can lead to malnutrition);
  • have Coeliac disease (which can cause malnutrition);
  • suffer from chronic fatigue & tiredness;
  • want to understand & improve your general health;
  • wish to have a baby;
  • want the convenience of home testing without waiting for a GP appointment;
  • need a high quality, clinically accredited test done in a professional clinical laboratory.

Take a complete health check-up with Vitall.

How Much Do Vitamins And Minerals Complete Tests Cost?

The Vitall vitamins and minerals complete test is available online for just £89. Your home test kit will be dispatched by free first class post for delivery to your door.

For the best value testing you can also upgrade this vitamins and minerals complete home test to tests which also measure other biomarkers, including:

When you checkout to buy your vitamins and minerals complete test online we also offer additional options, including:

  • Upgrade to next day delivery of your home test kit for an additional £7.99.
  • Visit the Patient Reception in central London for just £25. Your vitamins and minerals complete test sample can be collected by a qualified nurse for immediate analysis.
  • Have a nurse visit you to collect the sample for your vitamins and minerals complete test, this is available within the M25 area for just £149.

Whichever option you choose at checkout, buying the best vitamins and minerals complete test online in the UK with Vitall ensures high quality results from an accredited laboratory.

Take control of your health today with one of Vitall’s home blood tests.

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