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ANEM2      B12/Folate & RBC Folate
Reported as: ANEMIA PANEL 2
Also known as: B12, Folate and RBC Folate panel
  
Specimen Requirements
 
Collect:  1 Red gel 8.0 mL (also acceptable: 1 plain red 8.0 mL)
and 2 lavender(EDTA) 3.0 mL
 
Transport:  1.0 mL (min 0.5 mL) serum, refrigerated for B12
1 lavender (EDTA)tube, frozen for the RFOL
1 lavender(EDTA) tube, refrigerated for the Hematocrit

Separate serum from cells ASAP.


Submit a separate aliquot for each test requiring a frozen specimen
 
Unacceptable Conditions:  Hemolyzed samples may be rejected depending on the level of hemolysis.
Frozen specimen for hematocrit.
Unfrozen specimen for RBC folate.
 
Stability:  Ambient: EDTA Whole Blood 3 hrs, Serum 24 hrs / Refrigerated: EDTA Whole Blood 24 hrs, Serum 7 days / Frozen: EDTA Whole Blood and Serum 14 days
  
Test Performance
 
Performed:  Daily
 
Reporting Time:  Final within 48 Hours
  
CPT Codes
 
82607, 82746, 82747
  
Components
 
Vitamin B12 (VB12)Folate (FOLA)
RBC Folate (RFOL) 
  
Revision History
 
EffectiveTypeRevision
01/28/2014Annual ReviewUpdated Stability for Ambient, Refrigerated and Frozen temperatures and updated Performed to per Daily DB 8006.

The information on this page is current as of 09/29/2014.
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