Lack of clinical utility of folate levels in the evaluation of macrocytosis or anemia.

@article{Robinson2001LackOC,
  title={Lack of clinical utility of folate levels in the evaluation of macrocytosis or anemia.},
  author={Andrew R Robinson and Jeanette Mladenovic},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={110 2},
  pages={
          88-90
        }
}
PURPOSE Folate levels are routinely ordered in the evaluation of macrocytosis with or without frank anemia, yet the value of these tests is questionable. We evaluated the clinical utility of folate testing in routine clinical practice. SUBJECTS AND METHODS We conducted a retrospective review of all serum and erythrocyte folate assays performed over a one-year period at three hospitals. We determined the frequency of low values, then reviewed the medical records of all patients with low values… CONTINUE READING
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