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

Specimen:Blood
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


Interpretive

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


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