Ordering Recommendation

Aids in the 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.
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



No compliance statements are in use for this test.

Note
Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

82746

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
0070070 Folate, Serum 2284-8
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Aliases
  • Folic Acid
  • serum folate
  • Vitamin B9
Folate, Serum