Frequently asked questions
A folic acid test is done to measure the amount of folic acid in your serum or blood. It is also done to check if you have a folic acid deficiency. In pregnant women folic acid test is done to avoid the chances of congenital deformities in the fetus.
No, there are no risks involved in getting the folic acid test. You’ll just experience a prickling sensation when the needle is inserted into your vein. The sensation will go away as soon as the needle is drawn out from your vein. A small bruise may appear at the site where the blood has been drawn, but it will heal within a few hours.
No, you don’t need to worry if the folic acid test indicates that your folic acid is above the normal range. Folic acid is water-soluble and will get passed out through the urine.
You should immediately contact your doctor if the folic acid test indicates a folic acid deficiency. The doctor will advise you to take folic acid supplements depending on the test results and your condition.