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4201 Vitamin B12 & Folate

Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
Serum
7 Days 2 - 8°C
See Report

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum
Container: 1 Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Temperature: Refrigerated
Preferred Vol: 1.00 mL
Min Vol: 0.50 mL

Method

Immunochemiluminometric (ICMA)

Schedule

Mon-Sat

Turn-Around Time

24hrs

Instructions/Notes

Clinical Utility

Folic acid deficiency is common in pregnant women, alcoholics, poor diets and structural damage to the small intestine. V12 is decreased in pernicious anemia, total or partial gastrectomy and congenital biochemical disorders.

CPT Codes

82607, 82746

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