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Folate, vitamin B9.
To assist in evaluation of diagnoses that are related to fluctuations in folate levels such as vitamin B12 deficiency and malabsorption.
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.
Method: Immunochemiluminometric assay (ICMA).
|Conventional Units||SI Units (Conventional Units × 2.265)|
|Child||Greater than 7 ng/mL|
|Normal||Greater than 5.4 ng/mL||Greater than 12.2 nmol/L|
|Intermediate||3.4–5.4 ng/mL||7.7–12.2 nmol/L|
|Deficient||Less than 3.4 ng/mL||Less than 7.7 nmol/L|
|Values may be slightly decreased in older adults due to the effects of medications and the presence of multiple chronic or acute diseases with or without muted symptoms.|
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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Folic Acid." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425458/3/Folic_Acid.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Folic Acid. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425458/3/Folic_Acid. Accessed December 11, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Folic Acid. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425458/3/Folic_Acid
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Folic Acid [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 December 11]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425458/3/Folic_Acid.
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