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
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 Name
0070356Folate, RBC
0097130Hematocrit (client supplied)
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Aliases
  • Folate, Red Blood Cell
  • Folate, Red Cell
  • RBC Folate