Folic Acid With Cholesterol Medicine

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Definition

Folic acid is a type of B vitamin. This article discusses the test to measure the amount of folic acid in the blood.

See also: Folic acid in diet


Alternative Names

Folate - test


How the test is performed

Blood is typically drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The site is cleaned with germ-killing medicine (antiseptic). The health care provider wraps an elastic band around the upper arm to apply pressure to the area and...

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