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Folic acid (folate)

Folic acid, or folate, is a type of vitamin B (there are eight total). Folic acid is primarily responsible for cell growth in the body, ensuring that new, healthy cells are produced.

What does a high level of folate indicate?

Nicole Kerneen-Fasules (Milwaukee, WI) on Sep 21, 2011
Folate is a water-soluble B-complex vitamin. It is common in most fruits, vegetables, cereals and other whole grains. Elevated folate can occur due to high intake of these foods or other medical conditions. Many times people will have a vitamin B12 deficiency and it will present itself as pernicious anemia, thereby showing up in the blood as high folate. Further testing is necessary to see if there is need for concern.