Folate RBC : 1000796

Message
Please provide a Hematocrit value. If you cannot provide a Hematocrit (HCT), please submit an additional lavender whole blood specimen and med fusion will perform the Hematocrit. The Hematocrit value for the patient is required in order to report the RBC Folate.

Test Code
RCFOL or 1000796

Alias/See Also
Folate(RBC); Folate, Red Blood Cell; Folate, Red Cell; Folic Acid; RBC (Red Blood Cell) Folate; RBC Folate


CPT Codes
82747

Instructions
Lavender top tube (EDTA). If the Hematocrit value can not be provided, collect two lavender top tubes. Protect folate tube from light.

Transport Container
Lavender top tube: Do not centrifuge. Protect the RBC folate specimen from light. Transfer EDTA whole blood to an amber transport tube (preferred) or protect the lavender tube from light with foil or place in an amber bag. Freeze the whole blood lavender specimen for the RBC folate. If submitting an additional lavender top whole blood specimen for med fusion to perform the Hematocrit, do NOT freeze the specimen for the Hematocrit-refrigerate only.

Transport Temperature
Whole blood for RBC folate: Frozen; Whole blood for Hematocrit: Refrigerated.

Specimen Stability
Whole blood for Folate: Protect from light: Ambient: 3 hours; Refrigerated: 24 hours; Frozen: 2 months

Whole blood for Hematocrit: Do NOT freeze; send refrigerated

Reject Criteria (Eg, hemolysis? Lipemia? Thaw/Other?)
Lavender top tube: Do not centrifuge. Protect the RBC folate specimen from light with foil or an amber bag. Freeze the whole blood lavender top tube specimen for the RBC folate. If submitting an additional lavender top whole blood specimen for med fusion
to perform the Hematocrit, do NOT freeze the specimen for the Hematocrit-refrigerate only.

Methodology
Immunoassay using chemiluminescence

Setup Schedule
Monday - Friday

Report Available
1-4 days

Reference Range
280.0-791.0 ng/mL

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.