Test Listing: B12 AND FOLATE

Code 307
Test or Panel Profile
Specimen Type Red top tube (plain)
Preferred Volume 1 mL
Minimum Volume (Emergencies only) 0.5 mL
Patient Prep N/A
Collection Procedure N/A
Specimen Processing Separate serum from cells within 2 hours of collection and transfer to a separate 12 x 75 plastic tube and freeze.
Storage and Transport Frozen
Stability Room Temp B12-8 hours; folate-2 days ?Refrigerated B12-10 days; folate-3 days ?Frozen (-20 ?C) B12-2 months; folate-2 weeks
Unacceptable Condition Repeat freeze/thaw cycles
Alternate Specimens SST(brick top tube)
Limitations N/A
CPT Codes 82607 x 1, 82746 x 1
Interface Order Code 307
Testing Schedule Mon-Fri
Available STAT? No
Turnaround Time 24 Hours
Methodology ICMA
Alias B12FOL
Synonyms Vitamin B12/Folate; Vitamin B12/Folic Acid; Vitamin B-12/Folate; Vitamin B-12/Folic Acid

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