Folate, Serum

CPT Code(s):

  • 82746

Test Component(s):

Preferred Specimen:

1 mL serum

Minimum Volume:

0.5 mL

Special Instructions:

Folate is light sensitive. Minimize exposure to light during sample handling and storage

Transport Container:

Serum Separator Tube (SST)

Transport Temperature Name:

Refrigerated (cold packs)

Specimen Stability Components:

  • Room Temperature: 8 hours
  • Refrigerated: 48 hours.

Testing Schedule:

Daily

Methodology:

CHEMILUMINESCENCE

Reference Range:

5.4 Ð 24.0 ng/Ml

Reject Criteria:

Hemolysis

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