Specimen: 2 mL (1 mL min.) Whole blood from 1 Lavender Top (EDTA) tube AND 2 mL (1 mL min.) Serum from 1 SST. Wrap tubes in aluminium foil to protect from light. Ship refrigerated or frozen.
Stability (Room): N/A
Stability (Refrigerated): 24 hrs
Stability (Frozen): 6 weeks
Price: Contact Medilab
Turnaround time (TAT): 10 – 15 days
Usage: Serum folate concentrations are affected by diet whereas RBC folate is a more reliable indicator of folate status. This assay is useful for identification of folate deficiency when serum folate is normal but there is a high clinical suspicion of nutritional deficiency. It is used in the evaluation of individuals with low serum levels of both folate and iron.
Disease: Anemia, Nutritional disorders
Components: Includes Serum Folate
Home Collection: Available
Pre-test Information: Wrap tubes in aluminium foil to protect from light.