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​Folate, RBC


Specimen Requirements
  • ​CBC is reflexed and specimen will be analyzed for RBC folate only when the MCV is greater than 99

​Specimen Requirements​

  • ​Blood
​Required Volume
  • ​Optimal Volume: 4 mL Full collection tube
  • Minimum Volume: 1 mL
    (Submitting the minimum volume makes it impossible to repeat the test or perform confirmatory/reflex testing. In some situations, a minimum volume may require a second collection.)
  • Specimen must be analyzed within 5 days of collection
Grounds for Rejection​

Testing Information​ ​

  • Shipped daily Monday to Friday
Testing Site​
  • ​Referred out by St. Paul’s Hospital Laboratory
Results Reporting​

  • 3 day turn around time by testing laboratory

Alternate Test Names​
  • Red Blood Cell Folate
  • Folate
​Additional Comments
  • ​CBC results including MCV and hematocrit must be submitted with specimen for referrals from other laboratories
SHR LIS Test Code​
  • ​REDCF (For Laboratory Use Only)


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Laboratory Controlled Document LSM-739 v3

Last Modified: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 |
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