Vitamin B12 + Folate Test$89

Take this test if you...

Have low energy, weakness, or fatigue
Have depressed mood or feel irritable
Are pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Struggle concentrating or focusing on normal tasks
Experience unsteady movements, mental confusion or forgetfulness
Have an MTHFR gene variant
Have autoimmune disorders (Graves’ disease or lupus)
Experienced recent personality or behavior changes
Follow a vegetarian or vegan diet
Have celiac disease or Crohn’s disease
Consume alcohol on a regular basis
Want to check the effectiveness of vitamin B12 or folate supplements
Take metformin for diabetes or prediabetes
Take stomach acid reducers regularly (proton pump inhibitors or "PPIs")

How it works

Our 3 step process provides affordable, convenient, and accurate testing in the comfort of your home


Order online

Get health tests delivered to your doorstep with just a few clicks.


Collect at home

Complete your test right from your comfy couch, and mail it to our lab with a prepaid shipping label (Monday-Friday).


Get secure results

Receive your test results in 2 days & get the clarity you deserve, confidentially.

The details

Vitamin B12
Is the MTHFR gene related?
Mental health
Easy collection
Secure results
Test guide

Folate (vitamin B9) is a water-soluble vitamin that plays an important role in DNA production and repair. It helps make red blood cells necessary for adequate energy levels.

Folate is critical during early pregnancy because it can help prevent birth defects. The empowerDX Vitamin B12 + Folate Test is the preferred at-home test by the American Pregnancy Association (APA).

Because large amounts of folate are not stored in the body, it’s important to routinely monitor your folate.

Low levels are associated with fatigue, pale skin, depressed mood, irritability, mouth sores, headaches, difficulty concentrating, and vitamin deficiency anemia.

Who is empowerDX?

Your trusted source for easy at-home health testing


When will my kit be delivered?

Your order will be delivered with FedEx Ground within 5 business days. At-home tests are shipped Monday – Friday. Make sure to order in advance to avoid possible shipping delays.

How do I collect my sample?

Collect your sample with a simple finger prick from the comfort of your home. Your kit will come with everything you need to collect and ship back your sample.

How long does sample collection take?

It can take up to thirty minutes to collect your sample. This test also requires fasting for eight hours before collecting your sample. It’s important to plan accordingly. Remember to place your icepacks in the freezer five hours before collection.

Does this test require fasting?

Yes! This test requires eight hours of fasting from food or beverage (excluding water) before collection.

How long does my sample last after collection?

You should plan to ship your sample back the same day you collect it. Take your completed kit to a local FedEx drop box before end-of-day pickup to have it overnighted to the lab (Monday – Friday only). FedEx drop boxes do NOT pick up on Saturday or Sunday. empowerDX is not responsible for FedEx shipping delays.

When will I receive my result?

Your at-home Vitamin B12 and Folate Test results will be available within 48 hours of the lab receiving your completed kit. You’ll get an email the moment your results are ready in our secure online portal. View, download and print them anytime. Feel free to share them with your healthcare provider.

Important information about my lab results

empowerDX lab results are intended for informational and educational purposes only, with the exception of infectious disease testing which is diagnostic. Information from empowerDX is not meant to serve as treatment advice or treatment recommendation for any health condition. We strongly recommend you review lab results with your physician.

Shipping info

The cost of shipping is included in the price. There's no additional charge for shipping your test to your home or office. Every test kit comes with a prepaid return shipping label that should be used to ship the kit back to our laboratories for analysis and reporting. All tests are shipped to you with FedEx Ground unless otherwise specified.

For more shipping information, please visit our Terms of Service page.

Is the empowerDX Vitamin B12 + Folate Test supported by the American Pregnancy Association?

Yes, the American Pregnancy Association (APA) has formally endorsed the empowerDX Vitamin B12 + Folate Test for testing at home.

Can a biotin supplement affect my lab results?

Yes, taking a biotin (vitamin B7) supplement can alter your lab results. Please refrain from taking biotin containing supplements for 3 days before collecting your sample.

Note: Supplements, such as hair, skin and nails supplements often contain high levels of biotin.

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Why empowerDX?

At home testing

We send accurate health tests to your door so you can get tested in the comfort of your home.

CLIA-certified laboratories

Get faster, accurate results from real labs and real experts, and get the best care possible right from home.

Secure results

Your health is your business – so our online portal delivers secure test results.

Convenient and easy collection

Get tested on your schedule, and use our step-by-step guide to collect your sample.

Eligible for HSA/FSA

All tests are eligible for HSA and FSA purchasing.

Cutting edge and evidence-based

We use the latest technologies to provide you with the health information you need.

How to collect

With a simple finger prick from home