Folate : 1004503

Do not expose sample to direct sunlight.

Test Code
FOLAT or 1004503

Alias/See Also
Vitamin B9; Vitamin Bc; Folacin; Pteroyl-L-glutamic acid; Pteroyl-L-glutamate; Pteroylmonoglutamic acid; Folic Acid

CPT Codes

Serum separator tube, green top plasma separator tube (lithium heparin), or plain red top tube.

Transport Container
Centrifuge the serum separator tube or plasma separator tube and transfer serum or plasma to a standard transport tube or an amber tube (preferred). If a plain red top tube, centrifuge and transfer serum (Min. 0.4 mL) into a standard transport tube or an amber transport tube (preferred).

Transport Temperature

Specimen Stability
After separation from cells: Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days: Frozen: 1 month, up to 3 freeze/thaw cycles acceptable

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Hemolyzed specimen.

Chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay (CMIA)

Setup Schedule
Sunday - Saturday

Report Available
1 day

Reference Range
Effective 12-15-2016
greater than 5.4 ng/mL

Clinical Significance
This assay is used for quantitative determination of folates in human serum and plasma. Folate measurements are used in the diagnosis and treatment of megaloblastic anemia.

Performing Laboratory
med fusion

The CPT Codes provided in this document are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payor being billed. Any Profile/panel component may be ordered separately. Reflex tests are performed at an additional charge.