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Epic Code LAB69 Folate, Blood Level

Important Note

Test Name Alias

Folate Blood Level | Folic Acid | 1037

Interface Order Alias

10041

Collection Instructions

Specimen Collection: Blood

 

Container(s): Gold Top (Serum Separator-SST Gel)

  • Preferred Volume to Collect: 5.0 mL
  • Minimum Volume to Collect: 2.0 mL
  • Neonate Volume to Collect: 0.5 mL
  • Capillary collect ok? Yes
  • Microtainer acceptable: Yes

 

Collection Instructions:

  • Fasting specimen required
  • After collection, gently invert tube 8-10 times.
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to light (minimal UV light exposure). 
  • Specimen should be processed within 2 hours – See Processing Instructions.

 

Processing Instructions (Laboratory, Outpatient or Off-site collection)

  • Processed Specimen: Serum
  • Centrifuge/Spin: Yes
  • Aliquot: Yes
  • Processes Minimum Volume: 1.0 mL Serum
  • Processing Instructions:
    • Allow blood to clot for 30 minutes in a vertical position and centrifuge within 2 hours.
    • Avoid prolonged exposure to light (minimal UV light exposure)
  • Transport Temperature: Refrigerated

 

Avoid prolonged exposure to light. Protect from light (minimal UV light exposure): Please routinely take general precautions to minimize the specimen’s exposure to light. These precautions should include:

  1. After collection, placing specimens out of direct sunlight and overhead lighting.
  2. Centrifuging and placing specimens, as appropriate, in the refrigerator as soon as possible.
  3. Transporting the specimens in opaque containers (courier coolers).
  4. Processing specimens in lab ASAP.
  5. Storing completed specimens, as appropriate, in routinely non-lighted refrigerator.

Specimen Stability

Ambient: 2 hours

Refrigerate: 48 hours

Frozen: aliquot serum for longer storage

Laboratory Retention: 72 hours

Cannot be added on due to fasting specimen requirement

Test Frequency

Available daily, usual TAT 1 day.

Reference Range

4 – 20 ng/mL

Performing Department

CHEMISTRY

Performing Department Laboratory Location

Spectrum Health Regional Laboratory, Grand Rapids, MI 
Spectrum Health Big Rapids Laboratory, Big Rapids, MI
Spectrum Health Ludington Laboratory, Ludington, MI
Spectrum Health Pennock Laboratory, Hastings, MI
Spectrum Health Reed City Laboratory, Reed City, MI
Spectrum Health United Laboratory, Greenville, MI

Methodology

Electrochemiluminescence Immunoassay (ECLIA)

CPT

82746-LAB-FOLATE LEVEL

CDM Code

4051037

Epic Test ID

1230100701

LOINC

Folate Lvl: 2284-8

Beaker LOINC

FOLATE LEVEL: 2284-8
HEMOLYSIS INDEX: N/A
LIPEMIA INDEX, SERUM: N/A

Mayo Access Code

SHO1037

Reviewed Date

3/5/2020

Beaker Names

Beaker Procedure Name: FOLATE
Beaker Display Name: Folate, Blood Level
BEAKER TEST NAME: FOLATE
BEAKER TEST REPORT NAME: Folate

Beaker Synonyms

No synonym on file

Beaker Location, Container and Temperature

BL CHEMISTRY: GOLD TOP SST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
BR CHEMISTRY: GOLD TOP SST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
GM CHEMISTRY: GOLD TOP SST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
LH CHEMISTRY: GOLD TOP SST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
PH CHEMISTRY: GOLD TOP SST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
RC CHEMISTRY: GOLD TOP SST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated
UN CHEMISTRY: GOLD TOP SST TUBE R (Preferred)-Refrigerated