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

1x Yellow SST (Serum Separator) tube 8.5mL

Sample Type Notes: Paediatric and Neonatal only: full or 0.6mL of blood in paediatric microtainer (SST 
or green - lithium heparinised tube).
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.
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Contact Details:
Lab Contact: Max Reed
Department Name: Biochemistry
Phone: (04) 381 5900

Test Information last updated on 24/11/2016
Website last updated on 20/11/2017 10:39

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