Folic acid

Alphabetical Test listing

Folic acid-103

  
Folic acid
  
103
  
82746.0
  
FOL
  
Folate
  

Fasting prior to specimen collection is preferred as recent food intake may appreciably increase the folate concentration, however, non-fasting specimens will be accepted.

Fasting for a blood test

  
Serum
  
  
1.0 mL
  
0.5 mL
  

Spin

  

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

  
Lithium heparin (Li hep) plasma
  
  
Refrigerated (preferred) - 7 days
Frozen - 30 days
  
  • Improper labels (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Hemolysis
  • Improper anticoagulant or ratio
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage temperature affecting results
  • Improper container
  • Leaking container resulting in compromised specimen
  • Quantity not sufficient (QNS)
  •  
  
AHL - Immunology: Q
  
Mo - Fr
  
1 - 2 days
  

Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay (CMIA) and Chemiflex

  

≥ 4.0 ng/mL
< 4.0 ng/mL suggests folate deficiency

  
82746
  
11/30/2001
  
07/01/2019
  
02/17/2020