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  • Folate, Serum (Folic Acid)

    Test Name:Folate, Serum (Folic Acid)
    Epic Order Code:LAB69
    CPT Code:82746  
    Specimen(s) Type:Serum, 1.0 mL
    Acceptable Container(s):
    Testing Schedule:Monday - Friday
    Turn Around Time:STAT: NA
     Routine: 48 - 72 hours
    Collection Information:A fasting specimen is preferred. Obtain by standard collection procedures.
    Transport Information:Deliver to lab immediately. All specimens must be signed into the laboratory.
    Reference Client:If unable to deliver to the lab within 1 hour, centrifuge the specimen and remove serum from the red cells. Store and transport at 2-8° C within 48 hours. If longer storage is required, store and transport the sample at -20° C up to 1 month.
    Causes for Rejection:Improperly labeled, incorrect container, contaminated, insufficent volume, incorrect/delay in transport, hemolysis.
    Reference Range:3.1 - 17.5 ng/mL
    Additional Information:Hemolysis may significantly increase folate values due to high concentrations of folate in red blood cells.