Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Order Display Name: Geisinger Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

FOLIC ACID

ORDERING INFORMATION:
Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: LAB2302         Geisinger Epic ID: 14960

SPECIMEN COLLECTION
Specimen type:
Serum or plasma
Preferred collection container:
Specimen required:
2 mL of serum or plasma; minimum 0.5 mL
Patient preparation:
Fasting specimen preferred.

SPECIMEN PROCESSING
Specimen processing instructions:
Allow to serum clot. Centrifuge to separate serum or plasma. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred) or frozen.
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 2 hours. Refrigerated: 2 days. Frozen: 28 days.
Rejection criteria:
Hemolyzed samples are not acceptable.

TEST DETAILS
Reference interval:
>4.5 ng/mL.
CPT code(s):
82746
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
Folic acid.
Methodology:
Electrochemiluminescence
Synonyms:
Folate, FOL
Clinical significance:
Folic acid deficiency is common in pregnant women, alcoholics, in patients whose diets do not include raw fruits and vegetables, and in people with structural damage to the small intestine.
Doctoral Director(s:)
Hoi-Ying Elsie Yu, PhD, DABCC
Sheng-Ying (Margaret) Lo, PhD, DABCC    
Review Date: 12/24/2020

Performing Locations

Geisinger Medical Center

Performing laboratory: Automated Chemistry
Technical Lead: Mariana Moyer, Jared Shepherd
Frequency: Daily
Performed stat? No
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