Abbrev Code:FOLIC   
Order Code:LAB69Order Name:Folate
Synonyms:Folic Acid
Methodology:Electrochemiluminescence immunoassay (ECLIA)
CPT Codes: 82746 x1, 82746 x1
Turnaround Time:Performed and reported 24 hours/day.

Collection Instructions

Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.9 mL
Container:Red (gel) protect from light
Alternate Containers: Red (no gel) protect from light
Collection Instructions:Patient should be fasting. Protect from light.
Causes for Rejection:Hemolyzed specimen.

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Within 2 hours of collection, centrifuge and aliquot 1.25 mL, 0.35 mL minimum. Protect from light. Store in refrigerator.
Shipping Instructions:Ship refrigerated to arrive within 2 days or ship frozen if >2 days before testing can be completed.
Stability:2 hours at room temperature; 48 hours refrigerated; 28 days frozen. Freeze only once.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Chemistry  (Roche-Grand Itasca, Roche-UMMC East)


Reference Range:4.6-34.8 ng/mL
Use:To evaluate anemias.

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