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FOLIC ACID/FOLATE

Test Name  FOLIC ACID/FOLATE 
Mnemonic  FOLATE 
Lab Order Code   
CPT   82746 
Department  Main Lab 
Container  Serum or Serum Separator 
Alternative Container   
Handling  Patient should be fasting 8 hours before collection Volume: 1.0 ml serum only Centrifuge within 2 hours of collection. Protect specimen from direct light Stability: 2 hrs at room temp, 2 days refrigerated, 1 mo frozen 
Preferred Volume   
Minimum Volume   
Stability   
Reject Criteria   
Component   
Methodology  Methodology: Chemiluminescence 
Units  ng/ml 
Reference Range    
Neonate Reference Range   
Required Information   
Performed   
Reported   Routine 4 hr 
Note  DO NOT USE PLASMA 
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