Folate - red cell
REQUESTING AND COLLECTING

Ordering:
Please Note: Following changes to the Medicare schedule, SERUM

FOLATE is the preferred first line test for assesment of folate status.
Container(s):
EDTA (5 mL purple-top) - preferred

GENERAL INFORMATION

Availability:
Test performed daily.

Reference Intervals:
> 800 nmol/L

Assay and Reference interval changed 2nd Sept 2018. New assay ~600

nmol/L lower than previous assay.

Laboratory:
Auto Chemistry (8382-9164)

Patient Results:
(02) 8382-9100
Synonyms:
Folate - RBC

RBC Folate

Red Cell Folate
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR REFERRING LABORATORIES
Handling & Transport:
Centrifuge plasma and store at 4°C
National Prescribing Service Factsheet:
Folate Tests (pdf)
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR HANDLING AT SYDPATH
SydPath Handling:
SPRO: Processing by laboratory only. 3pm - 8am place in CSR fridge.

Data Entry Code:
RCF

SydPath Division:
Haematology

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Date/Time published: 27/05/2020 16:34:36
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