Test directory: Folate, Serum and RBC

Ordering Code578
Test NameFolate, Serum and RBC
AliasFolic Acid, Tetrahydrofolate, Pteroylglutamic Acid for RBC and
Serum
Profile Contains
Preferred SpecimenWhole Blood, EDTA, K2 AND Serum
Preferred Container1 L (EDTA - Lavender Top) 1 SS (Serum/Separator - Red/Grey or Gold)
Optimum VolumeWhole Blood, EDTA, K2: 3 mL AND Serum: 1 mL
Handling InstructionsFoil specimens to protect from light.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Frozen
Specimen StabilityWhole Blood for RBC Folate: Ambient: 3 Days, Refrigerated: 3
Days, Frozen: 30 Days
Serum for Serum Folate: Ambient: 2 Hours, Refrigerated: 2 Days,
Frozen: 1 Month
Avail. StatNO
Analytic Time7 Days
Reference Lab Quest Diagnostic Lab-NI

Reference range(s) for Folate, RBC

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
Folate, RBCALLSee report.

Reference range(s) for Folate, Serum

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