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Orders received before 2pm, Monday to Friday will be sent out the same day.

  • Folate

Serum folate

Blood Spot Laboratory Service - available in the UK only


A folate blood test can indicate whether your diet contains sufficient amounts of folic acid which is part of the B complex of vitamins. Low levels of folic acid in the diet are a risk factor for anaemia and birth defects such as spina bifida.

How the test works

Once you have placed your order we will send you a blood spot collection kit that allows you to simply and safely collect a few drops of blood from your finger tip in the comfort of your own home and return your sample to us for analysis. There are no additional costs.

The procedure is simple but please read the instructions included with your collection pack.

The pack includes;

  • Test Request Form
  • 2 finger prickers
  • blood collection tube
  • pre paid packaging to send your sample to our laboratory

Your results

Once your blood sample has been received by our laboratory, the sample will be tested within 1 to 2 days. You will receive your results by post together with a review and follow up advice from our doctor.

  • Turnaround time is 1 to 2 days from the day we receive your sample
  • Results returned by post
  • Follow up advice from our doctor

For further information about this test please contact us.

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Folate

  • Product Code: Y170
  • Reward Points: 56
  • Availability: In Stock
  • £98.00

  • Price in reward points: 5600

Further information

Health Check Shop is a registered trademark of medical company JRBiomedical Ltd.

Just like NHS laboratories, our laboratory is CQC and CPA registered and also provides services to GPs and medical specialists.

Delivery information

We appreciate that you will want to receive your order as soon as possible.

If you order before 2pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) we will dispatch the very same day.

Find out our delivery options here.


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