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  Folate - Red Cell Specimen Type:
  also known as RBC Folate, RBC Folic Acid

Blood


CHEMISTRY

Specimen requirements: 3 mL EDTA Hemogard Closure
Reference ranges:
CATEGORY LOW   HIGH   UNITS   QUALITATIVE  
N/A 468 1258 ng/mL N/A
Unit of measure: ng/mL
Ideal sample: 3 mL
Absolute minimum amount: 1 mL
Method of collection: N/A
Transportation: N/A
Label instructions: N/A
Request test on form: MULTI LABS [Chem/Hem/UA/Tox/BB/Rheum] ( 151-104 )
Order/entry screen(s): Chemistry - Blood
Stat frequency: N/A
Stat turn around time: N/A
Routine frequency: 2/week
Must be in by: N/A
Routine turn around time: 3-5 Days
For Hillcrest deliver to: SCRAP : Specimen Central Receiving and
  Processing, room 2-117
For Thornton deliver to: Chemistry : Processing Desk, 1st floor, Hospital,
  room 1-013
Scheduling requirements : Batch - Run M, W, F
Method: Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Special Instructions: Order serum folic acid separately.
  Give to CLS ASAP
  Calculation:  RC Folate = (Folate X 31 X 100) / Hct
  Results are available on a Chart Copy
  Results are Quantitative
CyberLAB abbreviation: RCFOL
CyberLAB code: 2179
Lab Processing Instructions: N/A