Folate blood test
Folate is an important nutrient for making red blood cells. The folate blood test checks whether you have enough folate in your blood.
Folate is a B-group vitamin that your body needs to grow and develop. Everyone needs folate, but it’s especially important for pregnant women.
Spina bifida is a birth defect that affects a baby’s spine from early pregnancy. Ensuring enough folate in the diet is the best way to reduce the risk of spina bifida.
Blood tests A-Z
From the fasting blood glucose test to the prostate (PSA) test, there are many kinds of blood tests. Browse the index and learn how to prepare for your test.
Guide to blood testing
Find out all about blood tests, including where to get a blood test in Australia, what happens when you have a blood test, and how long it takes.