Folate (Folic Acid)

Specimen Plasma
Container Type Green Top Tube

Stability 2 days
Turnaround Time 1 day
Methodology Chemiluminescence
Reference Range >5.38 ng/mL

Indeterminate:  3.38-5.38 ng/mL

Deficient:   0.56-3.37 ng/mL


Transport Temp Refrigerate 2 -8°C
Instructions This test has potential interference when a sample is collected from a person who is consuming a supplement with a high dose of biotin (also termed as vitamin B7 or B8, vitamin H, or coenzyme R). It is suggested to ask all patients who may be indicated for this test about biotin supplementation. Patients should be cautioned to stop biotin consumption at least 72 hours prior to the collection of a sample.
CPT Code 82746