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 5.0mL

Minimum Sample Volume: 500 uL whole blood
Transport Requirements: Ambient
In the Lab:
Lab Test Code: FOSE
Testing Schedule: Analysed daily, Monday - Friday
Turnaround Time: Daily, Monday - Friday
Reference Interval & Interpretation: 0 - Adult  9-45 nmol/L

Borderline 7-9 nmol/L
Method: Roche Modular E170, 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: http://www.rcpamanual.edu.au/index.php?option=com_pttests&view=tests&Itemid=77
Contact Details:
Lab Contact: Max Reed and Dr Michael Crooke
Department Name: Biochemistry
Phone: (04) 3815900 ext 850
Fax: (04)3815985
Email: mreed@apath.co.nz

Test Information last updated on 03/09/2014
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