Test Overview
Test Methodology

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay (CLIA)

Test Usage

Detection of folate deficiency or monitoring folate therapy.

Reference Range *

Deficient: less than 3.0 ng/ml

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Test Details
Days Set Up
Daily, 24 hours
Analytic Time

4 hours

Soft Order Code
FOL
MiChart Code
Folate
Synonyms
  • Folate, Serum
  • FOL
  • FOLIC ACID LEVEL
Laboratory
Chemical Pathology
Section
Automation
Specimen Requirements
Collection Instructions

Collect specimen in an SST or red top tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate. If analysis will be delayed more than 24 hours, freeze aliquot. Hemolyzed specimens are inappropriate for analysis.

Alternate Specimen
Red Top Tube
Rejection Criteria
Anticoagulants not acceptable.
Yellow Top Tube
Normal Volume
0.50 mL serum
Minimum Volume
0.25 mL serum
Billing
CPT Code
82746
Fee Code
23324
LOINC
2284-8
NY State Approved
No
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