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Test Compendium

3054: FOLIC ACID, SERUM

Test Code

  • 3054

Test Synonym

  • FOLATE SERUM, SERUM FOLATE

Volume

  • 1 mL

Minimum Volume

  • 0.2 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Serum

Container

  • Serum Separator Tube, Transfer Tube- Serum, Plain Red Top Tube

Storage

  • Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 1 day

Special Instructions

  • 1 SST

Specimen Stability

  • 48 hours at 2-8 degrees C 2 hrs at 15-25 degrees C 28 days at -20 degrees C 1 freeze/thaw cycle Store the samples at 2-8 °C if they cannot be measured immediately.

Reference Range

  • Fasting Sex Message Lines Ref Ranges Unit of Measure
    >4.0 ng/mL