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Folic Acid (Folate), Serum/Plasma

Mnemonic:    [FOLATE]
Name:    Folic Acid (Folate), Serum/Plasma
Specimen:    1 mL serum from a Red SST or Red top tube, or plasma from a Green PST. Protect from light in foil wrapped tube or amber transport vial.

Unprotected specimens exposed to light for more than 4 hours are not acceptable. Refrigerate
Spec Stability:    Stable 5 days refrigerated.
Reference Range:    2.8 -20.0 ng/mL
  Method:    Chemiluminescent Immunoassay