FOLATE, SERUM

Test Documentation
Specimen Required
Draw blood in a SST. Centrifuge, separate and send 1.0 mL serum (0.5 mL minimum) refrigerated in a screw-capped plastic vial.

Alternate Specimen
Serum: Red-top

Rejection Criteria
Lipemia, hemolysis, plasma

Methodology
Immunoassay

Stability
Room Temperature: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 21 days

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Tuesday-Saturday

Turnaround Time2-4 days
Test CodeFOL
CPT-4 Code (s)
82746
LOINC Codes
2284-8

Warde
Medical
Laboratory