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Test Description
Folate
Synonym(s)
Folic Acid
Test ID
FOL
General Information
Samples for folate determinations should be collected from fasting persons.
Specimen Type
Serum
Alternate Specimen Type
Red
Specimen Requirements
SST
Aliquot Tube
Specimen Collection / Processing Instructions
SST - Protect from light.
Stability
2 hours at 20‑25 °C
48 hours at 2‑8 °C
28 days at ‑20 °C (± 5 °C).
Unacceptable Specimen Conditions
Hemolyzed samples
Methodology
Electrochemiluminescence immunoassay ECLIA
Estimated TAT
0-2 days
Testing Schedule
Monday-Saturday
CPT Code(s)
82746
Minimum Sample Volume
1 mL
Pediatric Min. Volume (if applicable)
500 uL
Reference Range
4.78-24.2 ng/mL
Performing Lab
Incyte Diagnostics
LOINC Code(s)
2284-8