Folate and folic acid are forms of water-soluble Vitamin B. Folate occurs naturally in food such as dark green vegetables, while Folic Acid is a synthetic vitamin. Folate (and Vit B12) are primarily ordered to detect deficiencies and to help diagnose the cause of certain anemias. One type of associated anemia is pernicious anemia, an autoimmune disease that affects the absorption of B12.
Folate and Vit B12 may also be used to help evaluate the general health and nutritional status of a person with signs of significant malnutrition or dietary malabsorption. These tests may also be used when an individual presents with an altered mental state or other behavioral changes, especially in the elderly.
Folate AccuLite CLIA Kits
Enzyme Immunoassay, Chemiluminescence
Competitive Assay, Streptavidin-Coated Plate
0, 1, 2.5, 5, 10, 25 ng/ml
November 6, 2014 Advisory:
Monobind recommends diluting high protein patient samples prior to performing extraction step. See IFU for update and Sample Preparation Guide, both linked on the ELISA and CLIA product details pages
July 21, 2014 Advisory:
Releasing & Stabilization Agent volume fills have been increased to provide labs more reagents based on customer requests. See News or updated IFU for new volumes.
May 23, 2013 Advisory:
Monobind has improved assay "ease of use" by adding red dye to the Neutralization Buffer which allows users to better distinguish extraction steps. The solution will be neutral after the addition of the first extraction reagent and red in color after the addition of the neutralizing buffer in the second step. The procedure is otherwise unchanged.