Folic Acid, Serum

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: FOLATE
POE DESCRIPTION: FOLIC ACID SERUM; FOLATE
CPT CODE: 82746
DAYS PERFORMED:

Daily, 24 hours

TURNAROUND TIME:

8 hours

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Avoid hemolysis
CONTAINER TYPE:

SSTTM tube or Red top tube

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: 2 mL blood (1.0 mL serum)
REJECTION CRITERIA:

Any hemolysis of serum

MINIMUM VOLUME: 1 mL blood (0.5 ml serum)
REFERENCE RANGE:

Normal: 7.0 - 31.4 ng/mL

LAST UPDATED:

3-28-2013

TEST SYNONYM(S):Folate Level; Serum Folate