4207 Folate, Serum

Specimen Type Specimen Stability Reference Range
Serum 7 Days 2 - 8° C > 5.3 ng/mL

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

24 hrs

Instructions/Notes

Clinical Utility

To help diagnose the cause of anemia or neuropathy (nerve damage); to evaluate nutritional status; to monitor effectiveness of treatment for B12 or folate deficiency.

CPT Codes

82746

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