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Test Code SQ FOL, EPIC LAB69 Folate, Serum

Methodology

Electrochemiluminescence

Performing Laboratory

Meriter Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum-Hemolyzed specimen is not acceptable.

Container/Tube: Serum gel

Specimen Volume: 1 mL

Collection Instructions:

1. Protect specimen from light.

2. Avoid turbidity.

Specimen Transport Temperature

Ambient <2 hours/Refrigerate >2 hours OK/Frozen OK

Reference Values

4-11 years: 8.6-37.7 ng/mL
12-19 years: 5.0-27.2 ng/mL
20-59 years: 4.4-31.0 ng/mL
≥60 years: 5.6-45.8 ng/mL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday

Specimen Requirements Additional Information


Specimen Stability:Serum is stable at ambient temperature (20o  C-25o C) for 2 hours, refrigerated (2° C-8° C) for 2 days, or frozen (≤-20° C) for 1 month. Freeze only once.

Note: Store specimen at 2° C-8° C if it cannot be measured immediately.

Test Classification and CPT Coding

82746