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Folate, RBC
0070385
Ordering Recommendation

Aids in detection of folate deficiency.

Mnemonic
RBCFOLATE
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
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA).  
Specimen Preparation
Protect from light during collection, storage, and shipment. Mix specimen well. Transfer 1 mL whole blood to an ARUP Amber Transport Tube.  
Storage/Transport Temperature
CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.  
Unacceptable Conditions
Non-frozen specimens. Clotted specimens.  
Remarks
Hematocrit must be performed and indicated on the test request form.  If the patient has not received a transfusion or experienced excessive bleeding between the RBC folate draw and the hematocrit draw, any hematocrit drawn within 24 hours of the RBC folate draw is acceptable.  
Stability
Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 4 hours; Frozen: 2 months  
Reference Interval
Greater than or equal to 366 ng/mL
Interpretive Data


Note
CPT Code(s)
82747
Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
0070356Folate, RBC2283-0
0097130Hematocrit (client supplied)20570-8
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Aliases
  • Folate, Red Blood Cell
  • Folate, Red Cell
  • Folic Acid
  • RBC Folate
  • Vitamin B9