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FOLATE, RBC
Number 381
CPT Code 82747
Alias FOLIC ACID, RBC
Specimen Container 2 Lavender Tops
Specimen Type Whole Blood EDTA
Turn Around Time 
Days Performed 
Reference Range >498 ng/mL
Alternate Specimen 
Volume 7 mL Whole Blood x 2
Stability Ambient 
Stability Refrigerated 
Stability Frozen 
Patient Preparation 

Verify that the patient hs not had vitamins containing folic acid during the previous three to five days; if so, consult physician.

Methodology 

Electrochemiluminescence immunoassay (ECLIA)

Limitations 
Rejection Criteria 

No frozen whole blood; no refrigerated whole blood;

Additional Instructions 

Transfer 7 mL from one whole blood tube into a plastic transport tube and freeze. Refrigerate second whole blood tube.

Performing Laboratory Reference Laboratory
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