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Folate

Centralized Core Laboratory : Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation :
FOLAT MAYO
Specimen Type:
Blood
Tube Type:
Gold top SST (serum separator tube, no anticoagulant)
Collection Volume:
1.5 mL (minimum 1.25 mL)
Storage:
Refrigerated
Availability:
Sent to reference lab
Methodology:
Competitive-Binding Receptor Assay
Special Instructions:
Fasting (8 hours) Serum gel tubes should be centrifuged and aliquoted within 2 hours of collection. Do not order on patients who have recently received methotrexate or other folic acid antagonists.
Lab/Phone:
330-543-8418
TAT:
1-3 days
Additional Info:
Reference range: > or = 4.0 mcg/L < 4.0 mcg/L suggests folate deficiency
CPT Code:
82746
Synonyms:
Folic Acid