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Folate - Red Cell

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PLEASE NOTE : EFFECTIVE 15/12/2015, RED CELL FOLATE TESTING IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.  PLEASE SEE 'SERUM FOLATE' FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Alternate names:
Folic Acid
Laboratory:
Biochemistry
Test Code:
RCF
Specimen types:
Blood
Container types:
EDTAEDTA
Collection Instructions:
Transport specimen at Room Temperature to lab
Minimum Adult Volume:
2 mL
Paediatric Minimum Volume:
0.5 mL
Notes:

Red Cell Folate is a better index of body folate stores than serum folate. Serum folate fluctuates with diet.

Frequency:
Weekly
Reference Interval:

995-2429 nmol/L

See also - Vitamin B12 

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