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Folic acid and folate (the anion form) are forms of a water-soluble B vitamin. These occur naturally in food and can also be taken as supplements. Folate gets its name from the Latin word folium, leaf. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Folate (Wikipedia)

Folate is involved in normal red cell maturation and used for the evaluation of macrocytic/megaloblastic anemia. Folate red blood cell (RBC) measurements are used in identification of dietary folate deficiency that might be otherwise difficult to ascertain since serum folate concentration may rapidly rise to normal level after just one balanced meal whereas RBC folate increases more slowly. RBC folate is usually not decreased as a consequence of iron deficiency and the evaluations of individuals with low serum folate and iron levels. Source: Regenstrief Institute

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zh-CN Chinese (China) 叶酸
Synonyms: Vit M;维生素 Bc;维生素 M;蝶酰谷氨酸
fr-CA French (Canada) Folate
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Folaat
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Folato
it-IT Italian (Italy) Folato
el-GR Greek (Greece) Φυλλικό οξύ
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Folat
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Фолат
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) folaat
Synonyms: foliumzuur; vitamine B11
fr-BE French (Belgium) Folate
Synonyms: Vitamine B9