Vitamin B12 & Folate
Item Catalog Number: LC000810
B12* and folic acid blood testing help doctors diagnose central nervous system disorders, anemia, and malabsorption syndromes. B12 and folic acid also play an important role in energy level, muscle strength and memory.
Because B12 and folate are derived solely from dietary intake, such as egg yolks, beef, poultry and fish, many people are deficient in these important vitamins.
Fasting for 8 to 12 hours is required for this test. Make sure you drink water in order to stay hydrated.
Vitamin B12 & Folate are also included in the following panels:
- B12 Status Panel
- Nutrient Panel
- Healthy Aging Panel – Basic and Comprehensive
*This test measures cobalamin