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Name of Test
Folate, RBC
Alternate Names
266015 LC, Red Blood Cell Folate
SoftLab Order Code
FOLR
Epic Order Name
FOLATE, RBC, REF LAB LC 266015
Epic Order ID
LAB70
Laboratory
RefLab
Sample Type
Whole Blood
Collection Container
Lavender (EDTA)
Collecting Volume
5.0 ml (two tubes)
Minimum Collecting Volume
5.0 ml (two tubes)
Storage or Stability
One frozen whole blood, One ambient whole blood
Causes For Rejection
Improper Handling
Patient Preparation
Verify that the patient has not had vitamins containing folic acid during the previous three to five days; if so, consult physician
Instructions
Pour whole blood into freezer transport tube and freeze. Maintain second whole blood specimen at room temperature
 
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