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|Performed by||China Basin Chemistry|
|In House Availability||Tuesday, Thursday (day shift)|
|Method||Competitive immunoassay using direct chemiluminescent technology (Siemens Centaur)|
|Container type||Lavender top|
|Amount to Collect||2 mL blood|
|Sample type||EDTA whole blood|
|Preferred volume||2 mL blood|
|Min. Volume||0.5 mL blood|
|Processing notes||Do not centrifuge. Order a HCTF if no hematocrit result will be available from a HGRM, CBC or CBCD on the same sample. Freeze aliquot at -20C within 3 hours of draw.|
|Units||µg/L of RBC hemolysate|
|Normal range||280-791 µg/L of RBC hemolysate
Reference range adopted from reagent manufacturer performed studies and verified by running normal samples collected from outpatients with a normal FBS, Hematocrit and MCV.
|Synonyms||Red cell folate; folic acid;|
|Turn around times||1-5 days|
|Additional information||To convert µg/L to nmol/L (SI units) multiply by 2.265.
Serum test not offered. In order to obtain the hematocrit needed to calculate the result of the assay, a hematocrit is automatically ordered and charged separately if not otherwise available on the same sample.
|Last Updated||1/18/2012 2:31:04 PM|
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