FOLATE (Serum)
Department: Biochemistry
Alternate Names for Test: FOLIC ACID
SERUM FOLATE
Constituent Tests: Serum Folate, Vitamin B12
Specimen Collection Requirements:
Sample Type:

1x Yellow SST (Serum Separator) tube 8.5mL

Minimum Sample Volume: 500 uL whole blood
Transport Requirements: Ambient
In the Lab:
Delphic Code: FOL
Ultra Code: BFO
Lab Solutions Code: FOSE
Testing Schedule: Analysed daily
Turnaround Time: Daily
Reference Interval & Interpretation: 0 - Adult  9-45 nmol/L

Borderline 7-9 nmol/L
Method: Roche Cobas 602, Competitive ECL Immunoassay
Units of Measurement for Test: nmol/L
Stability Time Limit for Add-On Tests: 5 days
Interfering Substances: Haemolysis, Fibrin, RBC's, Human Anti Mouse Antibodies, Heterophile antibodies, patients with renal impairment, methotrexate, aminopterin, folinic acid.
Link to Application and Diagnostic Use Website: https://www.rcpa.edu.au/Library/Practising-Pathology/RCPA-Manual/Items/Pathology-Tests
Contact Details:
Lab Contact: Max Reed
Department Name: Biochemistry
Phone: (04) 381 5900
Email: Max.Reed@wellingtonscl.co.nz

Test Information last updated on 08/06/2016
Website last updated on 29/08/2016 08:04

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