Folic Acid, RBC

Sunquest Code:FOLRBC  
Epic Code:LAB6657Epic Name:Folate RBC
Synonyms:RBC Folic Acid; Folate, RBC
Methodology:Chemiluminescent immunoassay
CPT Code:82747
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 1-2 days.
Special Instructions:Hematocrit must be performed and indicated on the test request form. If the patient has not received a transfusion or experienced excessive bleeding between the RBC folate draw and the hematocrit draw, any hematocrit drawn within 24 hours of the RBC folate draw is acceptable.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:1 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1 mL

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Protect fro light. Do not centrifuge. Submit whole blood sample in an ARUP amber aliquot tube. Indicate current hematocrit on sample. Store frozen.
Shipping Instructions:Record hematocrit on request form. Ship whole blood on dry ice.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:70385


Reference Range:Greater than or equal to 366 ng/mL
Use:Aids in detection of folate deficiency.

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