Test directory: Folate, Serum

Ordering Code269
Test NameFolate, Serum
Preferred SpecimenSerum
Preferred ContainerSST (Gold)
Other Specimen/ContainerSerum in Plain (Red)
Optimum Volume0.5 mL
Collection InstructionsAvoid prolonged exposure to light.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Ambient
Airline: Refrigerated
Send specimen frozen if transport time >2 Days.
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 2 Hours
Refrigerated: 2 Days
Frozen: 1 Month
Rejection CriteriaHemolyzed, Insufficient quantity, Plasma, Specimen older than stability limits, Prolonged exposure to light, Received ambient >2 hours old
Avail. StatNO
Analytic Time1 Day
MethodologyElectrochemiluminescence Immunoassay

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Folate, SerumALL>3.1>3.1ng/mL