What is RBC Folate?
The vitamin B complex comprises of two vitamins such as vitamin B12 and folate. These vitamins are essential for the formation of normal RBC or Red blood cell. Not only the formation of RBC’s but these vitamins are also important for the repairing of cells and tissues as well as synthesis of the DNA strands. These tests help to measure the quantity of vitamin amounts in the plasma or serum of the blood in order to check for any kind of deficiency.
Why is RBC Folate done?
This test helps to detect the causes of conditions such as anaemia and neuropathy, to survey the nutrition levels in people and also to observe the outcomes of the treatment for the vitamin deficiency. You should also get tested if you experience deficiency symptoms such as loss of memory, anaemia or itchiness.
Interpreting RBC Folate results
Normal test results determine that there is no vitamin deficiency. Also normal levels can indicate that the stored vitamin level has not yet been exhausted.