Aids in the detection of folate deficiency.
Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
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