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Test and sample information

This is a searchable database of information about tests offered by Pathology at the Royal Derby Hospital. 

If there are any comments on specific test content please contact john.monaghan@nhs.net .

For further patient information on pathology tests please visit: www.labtestsonline.org.uk

Test
Folate (serum)
Sample
Blood
Sample container
Vacutainer / Gold / SST
Volume required
5 mL
Reference Ranges
3.8 - 16 ug/L
Storage
4C
Discipline
Biochemistry
Clinical notes
Serum folate is used as a screeening test for folate deficiency.  Any reduced serum folate with a  raised MCV is suggestive of folate deficiency.  A red cell folate is advised in this situation. (EDTA sample marked as "follow-up sample to low serum folate".
Turn around time
5 working days
Last modified: 02/08/2017