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Folate Testing: Diagnostic Accuracy, Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: May 21, 2015
Project Number: RA0752-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Other Diagnostics
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the diagnostic accuracy of red blood cell folate and serum folate testing for identifying folate deficiency?
  2. What is the comparative clinical utility of red blood cell folate versus serum folate testing?
  3. What is the clinical effectiveness of folate testing?
  4. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding appropriate indications for folate testing?
  5. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding which folate assay to use for folate testing?

Key Message

Thirteen evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding appropriate indications for folate testing and which folate assay to use for folate testing.