Folic Acid Test In Jalandhar

Folic Acid Test In Jalandhar

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Folic acid test is also called vitamin B9 test and folate test. These cells are responsible for transporting and supplying oxygen to the entire body and for forming red blood cells.

Read further to know more about the folic acid test in Jalandhar, including its price and cost, preparation, test results interpretation, side effects, etc.

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Why is the folic acid test done?

A folic acid test can be done if you are experiencing the symptoms mentioned below:

  • Anemia
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Headaches
  • Palpitation of the heart
  • Tongue ache
  • Irritability
  • Focus problems
  • Breathing problems
What does the folic acid test measure?

The folic acid test measures the levels of folic acid in the blood.

Risks/side effects of folic acid test

There are usually no side effects or risks associated with a folic acid test. However, you might feel some pain for a few days in the area from where the blood will be taken using a needle. You can cover the same area with a bandaid to prevent infections from developing.


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What is the folic acid test?

Vitamin B9 is also known as folic acid. Apart from the functions mentioned above, it plays a significant role during pregnancy by reducing the chances of neural and spine abnormalities. Some of the sources of vitamin B9 include liver, citrus fruits, whole grains, beans, lentils, peas, milk, green and leafy vegetables, broccoli, avocados, etc.

The folic acid test is used to assess the levels of folic acid in the blood and to check anemia or neuropathy. It also helps in analysing the efficacy of the treatment being given for folate deficiency.

Anemia, a disease in which there’s a shortage of oxygen supply to our body issues as a result of deficiency of red blood cells, can occur due to a lack of hemoglobin, a protein that helps in transporting oxygen throughout the body. Another reason for anemia is a lack of folate (vitamin B9).

Vitamin B9 deficiency can be caused by not intaking enough supplements or insufficient absorption of the same, especially during pregnancy.

When is the folic acid test performed?

The folic acid test is performed:

  • If your complete blood count test report is abnormal and shows the presence of large red blood cells (macrocytosis) or hypersegmented neutrophils.
  • If you have anemia (weakness, fatigue, pale skin) or neuropathy (tingling or itching sensations, eye twitching, memory loss, disoriented mental state).
  • If you are undergoing a treatment for vitamin B9 deficiency.
How to prepare for the folic acid test?

Do not consume anything (except water) for 8 to 10 hours before the folic acid blood test. Do inform your doctor about the medicines that you intake prior to the test as well.

How is the folic acid test performed?

The folic acid test is performed by collecting your blood sample from a vein using an injection. The area from where the blood would be withdrawn would be first cleaned using some alcohol. You can later cover it with a gauze pad. The folic acid test can be done either at a hospital, laboratory, or clinic. Home collection services are also available.

Interpreting the folic acid test results

Interpreting the folic acid test results

Normal range: 2.7 – 17.0 ng/mL

Intaking vitamins and a diet rich in folic acid will increase folate levels in your blood. Over consuming folate does not do harm to your body.

Deficiency of vitamin B9 can be caused due to high folate levels, since it is required for the utilization of folate. Thus, increased levels of folate can be there in the blood as a result of low levels of vitamin B9. A folate test, however, is not reliable to check for vitamin B9 deficiency.

Low folate levels could be caused by dietary issues, alcohol abuse, eating disorders, etc, and can signify folate absorption problems, vitamin B9 deficiency, liver disease, colitis, diarrhea, Crohn’s disease, etc.

Keep the following things in mind if you have low folate levels:

  • A pregnant woman requires additional folate for the growth of her baby.
  • If you have hemolytic anemia, a disorder leading to the breakdown of red blood cells, you will require extra folate for the production of RBCs.
  • You can have low folate levels due to certain ailments like kidney failure and cancer. In such cases, blood should be cleaned by a machine (kidney dialysis).

Customer Reviews

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ravi rajravi raj
05:31 18 Jun 23
They are providing the best service. Sample was collected from my home at the fixed time with no delay. The Phlebo was very confident. Rates are very reasonable and minimum. I was surprised to get the report just after 24 hours and it was as per our expectations. Best Best.2
Mritunjay DwivediMritunjay Dwivedi
02:28 02 Jun 23
I am very happy to share that your service and staff are too good . I got my test done before mentioned time and It was very smooth. I am editing my review due to not getting my report on time. It has been 3 days but still I didn't get my report
Kanishka634 SharmaKanishka634 Sharma
03:43 28 May 23
Ms Sujata arrived on time and was very polite and caring throughout the process. Actually there was a mistake on my part where I couldn't attend her calls because I was not well and i feel asleep bcoz of my medicines. I had scheduled an appointment for my mother but Ms Sujata somehow reached my address by asking my neighbours. Such a lovely girl, and also the collection process was really smooth. Would absolutely recommend everyone to check out their services
Kawaljeet SinghKawaljeet Singh
02:35 28 May 23
Painless excellent service and she was kind hearted person love her way to treat us have a best future ahead to you miss Purnima g
mukesh dabramukesh dabra
07:33 09 May 23
Nice experience on having my regular routine blood check up from Flebo. Their technicians are also well qualified and well mannered to deal with. Kudos!
Anil AroraAnil Arora
14:38 21 Apr 23
Person who collects the sample are very expert in taking blood sample.Very good explanation of all test, a good Gentlemen.Test report/ results were sent in time.Even layman can understand the report before going to doctor for consultation.Always prefer flebo ,excellent service.
Anjali DubeyAnjali Dubey
02:46 05 Apr 23
Super!!! Rafi has collected very well. Very Nice with the whole protocol.With full protocal. He spoke very politely and collected! He had come on time.
Manthan VijManthan Vij
08:34 06 Mar 23
The experience was good and received reports within promised time. The sample collection was done smoothly with good care. Impressed and thank you so much to the whole team for the wonderful service.
Ashwin ShrivastavaAshwin Shrivastava
01:10 06 Mar 23
Great service Flebo mohit kumar whit out pain
02:26 25 Feb 23
Mr Pawan came to collect my sample, the person was so gentle n soft handed that I didn’t when he took my sample… kudos to the team.Amazing
Naman ArnejaNaman Arneja
07:10 23 Feb 23
They are providing the best service. Sample was collected from my home at the fixed time with no delay. The Phlebo was very confident. Rates are very reasonable and minimum. I was surprised to get the report just after 24 hours and it was as per our expectations. Best Best.
Abhishek SinghAbhishek Singh
04:03 02 Feb 23
My experience was really good with flebo. From the booking process till the end reports everything was very smooth .in such a less price service delivery was really good.Good and polite staff .
asim pashineasim pashine
05:58 24 Jan 23
Service provided by Flebo was great. My Sample Collection Person ( Mr. Shivam Prajapati ) did the process very smoothly and is of great patience. Have meet many Sample Collection Person but he was the best one. Seriously, next time also i prefer him to come for sample collection. ☺️☺️☺️☺️
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07:26 09 Jan 23
Our team is hard at work trying to continuously improve our services and it’s always rewarding to hear kind words.this services is excellent/good/osm/very nice..i'm very glad part of this company..
Vaibhav MittalVaibhav Mittal
03:21 21 Dec 22
The Flebo Javed was good at his job & also courteous & patient. The package I got was good too. Now I want to see how fast will I get the report. Will it be as promised on call, within 24 hrs or not. I will edit my review after receiving report.
sakshi palsakshi pal
08:41 19 Dec 22
My experience was really good with flebo. From the booking process till the end reports everything was very smooth .in such a less price service delivery was really good.Good and polite staff .I loved flebo's service ❤️
Kunal AtalKunal Atal
04:52 14 Nov 22
This is my first experience with Flebo and it was very nice and I highly impressed with the service.Sample collector boy came on time, very hygiene, took sample very nicely, polite speaking.The best part is company's sample collection kit. Everything is packed in a sealed packet and open in front of us.Call centre was also good and she suggested good to me.I really appropriate their quick response.I recommend it.Good job Flebo
Robin GoyaldzRobin Goyaldz
03:00 08 Nov 22
Happy from your service....sample collection boys are on time and while taking blood samples no pain an it was so quick and very nice way to talk any my wife both are very happy from service ............. doing good for people at lover price. Thanks ????????
Pranav SinhaPranav Sinha
02:47 06 Nov 22
Good and quality service with qualified professional providing to their customers with maintain proper hygiene. Will recommend to go for this if needed any health check up.
Sushil MehlaSushil Mehla
08:10 04 Nov 22
Happy with services. There way or representation and consulting to customer was absolutely amazing. It was my first experience with I interact with the flebo Ajay who guide me for suitable test and he was looking well experienced. Polite in behaviour and punctual. he gave me pain less experience while taking sample.Thank you for your service
anmol kohlianmol kohli
03:10 03 Nov 22
Best hygienic service provide well ☺️educated knowledgeable volunteers executive Flebo Company Affordable and accessible service provider, the employees of this company are very nice, 10 out of 10 points from me and my mom to this company to its employees. The staff who came were very well educated, intelligent,Keep working like this. ???? thanks best of luck.
amit Kumaramit Kumar
00:57 27 Oct 22
Very good experience..On timeGood staff
Ashok Kumar RaiAshok Kumar Rai
02:16 22 Oct 22
Excellent service by boy very good behaviour... God bless him
Bhawna SinghBhawna Singh
04:18 18 Oct 22
Excellent service ?..They arrived within a given time slot and they are polite and courteous and well qualified..
Abed 47Abed 47
03:34 17 Oct 22
Good service and experienced staff and we'll educatedFlebo ABED ALI Best phlebotomist, experience is awesome,

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