Newcastle Laboratories

Folate

Test Details

  • Discipline:

    Biochemistry

    Biochemistry

  • Specimen Container Adult:

    Serum SST

    Serum SST

  • Specimen Container Paediatric:

    Serum SST 

    Serum SST 

  • Minimum Volume Adult:

    1.5 mL

    1.5 mL

  • Minimum Volume Paediatric:

    0.5 mL

    0.5 mL

  • Sample Stability:

    Unseparated sample: 2 days

    Separated sample: 2 hours at 15-25C; 2 days at 2-8C; 28 days at -20C

    Unseparated sample: 2 days

    Separated sample: 2 hours at 15-25C; 2 days at 2-8C; 28 days at -20C

  • Add On Test:

    Up to 48 hours

    All urgent add ons via telephone on 0191 282 4766, and must be confirmed via email to the appropriate email address

    tnu-tr.bloodsciencesadditions@nhs.net (internal)

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    Up to 48 hours

    All urgent add ons via telephone on 0191 282 4766, and must be confirmed via email to the appropriate email address

    tnu-tr.bloodsciencesadditions@nhs.net (internal)

    tnu-tr.bloodsciencesadditions@nhs.net (external)

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  • Interpretation:

    GP Adult haematology guidelines - click here

    GP Adult haematology guidelines - click here

  • Reference Ranges:

    3.89 - 26.8ug/L

    3.89 - 26.8ug/L

  • Other Info:

    Plasma- Lithium Heparin also acceptable

    Plasma- Lithium Heparin also acceptable

  • Routine Contact Name:

    Duty Biochemist

  • Routine Telephone:

    Freeman: 0191 244 8889

    RVI: 0191 282 9719

    Freeman: 0191 244 8889

    RVI: 0191 282 9719

  • Routine Email:

  • Specialist Test:

    No

    No

Availability:

All times

All sites

Turn Around:

Urgent sample: within 1 hour

Non-urgent sample: within 4 hours

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