Folate metabolism test is DNA test and made for measuring your body’s ability to process folic acid.
Vitamin B9 deficiency is a condition caused by the lack of folic acid in the body. Folate metabolism test will prevent the risk of developing folic acid deficiency. This DNA test kit is based on the latest scientific knowledge and the sample is taken easily and painlessly with a mouth swab.
Folic acid, also known as folate or vitamin B9, is a water-soluble vitamin found in food. It is one of 8 vitamins of group B.
Folate is required for the synthesis and repair of nucleic acids – DNA and RNA. Folic acid plays a key role in the production of red blood cells (RBCs) and therefore the most spread result of vitamin B9 deficiency is folic acid deficiency anemia (the condition when the count of RBCs is reduced).
The current recommended daily intake of folic acid is 400 micrograms per day.
Folic acid deficiency anemia is characterized by the:
Weakness and fatigue;
Appetite and weight loss;
Sore throat and tongue;
Shortness of breath;
Inability to concentrate;
Sores around the mouth;
Nausea and vomiting;
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