Aids in the detection of folate deficiency.
Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Within 24 hours
Lavender (EDTA) or pink (K2EDTA).
Protect from light during collection, storage, and shipment. Mix specimen well. Transfer 1 mL whole blood to an ARUP Amber Transport Tube.
CRITICAL FROZEN. Separate specimens must be submitted when multiple tests are ordered.
Non-frozen specimens. Clotted specimens.
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.
Ambient: 2 hours; Refrigerated: 4 hours; Frozen: 2 months
Greater than or equal to 366 ng/mL
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|0097130||Hematocrit (client supplied)||20570-8|
- Folate, Red Blood Cell
- Folate, Red Cell
- Folic Acid
- RBC Folate
- Vitamin B9