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RFOL      RBC Folate
Reported as: RBC FOLATE
Also known as: Red Blood Cell Folate
  
Specimen Requirements
 
Collect:  Two lavender (EDTA) 3.0 mL
Minimize exposure to light.
 
Transport:  2 lavender tubes (whole blood): one frozen; one refrigerated
Refrigerated specimen is for hematocrit determination.
Minimize exposure to light.
 
Unacceptable Conditions:  Frozen specimen for hematocrit.
Unfrozen specimen for RBC folate.
 
Stability:  Ambient: 3 Hours / Refrigerated: 24 Hours / Frozen: 14 Days Folate is sensitive to light.
  
Test Performance
 
Performed:  Daily
 
Reporting Time:  Final within 24 Hours
  
CPT Codes
 
82747
  
Resulting Information
 
Result Units:  ng/mL
 
Methodology:  Chemiluminescence
 Reference Ranges:
 SexNormal  
 Both280-791
  
Revision History
 
EffectiveTypeRevision
01/28/2014Annual ReviewAdded "protect from light" statements under Collect and Transport, added "Folate is sensitive to light" under Stability and updated performing labs per DB 8006.

The information on this page is current as of 07/22/2014.
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