Folate, Serum
0070070
Ordering Recommendation
Aids in detection of folate deficiency.
Mnemonic
FOL
Methodology
Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours  
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
  
Collect
Serum separator tube. Also acceptable: Green (sodium or lithium heparin).   
Specimen Preparation
Protect from light during collection, storage, and shipment. Transfer 1 mL serum or plasma to ARUP Amber Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5 mL)  
Storage/Transport Temperature
Frozen.  
Unacceptable Conditions
EDTA plasma. Hemolyzed specimens. Refrigerated specimens exposed to light for more than 24 cumulative hours.  
Remarks
  
Stability
Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 8 hours; Frozen: 6 months  
Reference Interval
Less than or equal to 3.9 ng/mL: Deficient
4.0-5.8 ng/mL: Indeterminate
Greater than or equal to 5.9 ng/mL: Normal                 
Interpretive Data
 
Note
 
CPT Code(s)
82746
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0070070Folate, Serum2284-8
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Aliases
  • Folic Acid
  • serum folate