Note that red cell folate levels provide no additional information beyond that provided by serum folate in virtually all situations; MLabs recommends the Folic Acid, Serum assay for detection of folate deficiency or monitoring folate therapy.
280 - 791 ng/mL
- Folic Acid, Erythrocytes
- Red Cell Folate
- RBC Folate
- Folate, RBC
Collect specimen in a lavender top tube. Send intact EDTA whole blood, refrigerated or frozen; do not spin or aliquot. If specimen is submitted frozen, include a Hematocrit result from a specimen drawn within 24 hours of the RBC Folate specimen.
Send intact whole blood; do not spin or aliquot.
Test sent to Warde Medical Laboratory.