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Folate Serum

Laboratory:Clinical Biochemistry
Test Code:SFOL
Specimen Types:Serum
Container Types:
SST
Transport Instructions between Sites and/or Laboratories:Use Esky from SDMH or CGMC to Alfred
Assay Frequency:Weekly
Additional Notes:

Reference Range: >7.0 nmol/L

Method used is Abbott Alinity (CMIA).

This test is offered only in exceptional circumstances.

Audits performed at Alfred Health have demonstrated that routine folate testing has no clinical benefit.

If megaloblastic anaemia is suspected and B12 is normal, suggest folate replacement.

For queries, ring Haematology registrar on 63075.