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FOLATE

Test Code
FOL
 
SynonymsFolic Acid
SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS
Container TypeRed top tube (plain)
Supply Item Numberpicture1372
Specimen TypeFrozen serum
Preferred Volume1 mL
Minimum Volume0.5 mL
Specimen ProcessingSeparate serum from cells and place in separate 12 x 75 plastic tube and freeze.
Store and TransportFrozen
StabilityRoom Temp 2 days  Refrigerated 3 days  Frozen (-20 °C) 2 weeks  
Unacceptable ConditionRepeat freeze/thaw cycles
Alternate SpecimensSST (brick top tube)
LimitationsHemolysis significantly increases folate values due to the high folate concentrations in red blood cells.
CPT Codes82746
Billing CodeFOLATE
Test ScheduleMon-Sat
Turnaround Time1-2 days
MethodICMA
Test IncludesFolate, ng/mL
Reference Ranges
TitleDescriptorRangesUnits
Folateng/mL
Deficient0.4-3.4
Indeterminate3.5-5.3
Normal5.4-24.0

Interface Codes
typeorder codetest descriptionresult coderesult descriptionunitsdecimal placesloinc code
o82746Folate
r82746Folate82746Folateng/mL12284-8

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