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Folate, RBC

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code MOLT
Performed by ARUP
Method Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Container type Lavender or pink top
Amount to Collect 2 mL blood
Sample type EDTA whole blood
Preferred volume 2 mL blood
Min. Volume 1 mL blood
Processing notes Mix specimen well. Transfer 1 mL whole blood to an ARUP Amber Transport Tube and freeze at -20C, then send aliquot to Sendouts (Order ARUP test code 0070385). Store primary tube in refrigerator. Check for hematocrit (if needed, order HCTF and give primary tube to Hematology).
Normal range Greater than or equal to 366 ng/mL
Synonyms Red cell folate; folic acid;
Stability Ambient: 2 hours
Refrigerated: 4 hours
Frozen: 2 months
Turn around times 1-5 days
Additional information In order to obtain the hematocrit needed to calculate the result, the lab will order a hematocrit if it's not available on the same sample or a sample collected within 24 hours.

Serum test offered in-house (see test SFOL).
CPT coding 82747-90
LOINC code 2283-0
Last Updated 1/12/2018 3:05:05 PM
Entry Number 392
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