Folate receptor gamma

See alternative names
Folate receptor 3

Uniprot Function Description

Binds to folate and reduced folic acid derivatives and mediates delivery of 5-methyltetrahydrofolate to the interior of cells. Isoform Short does not bind folate.

Additional notes

FOLR3 shares ~83% amino acid sequence identity with FOLR2 (P14207) and the FOLR3 assay shows some cross-reactive signal with FOLR2. At sample levels above approximately 8 NPX of FOLR3, the signal contribution from FOLR2 is ~1% with no correlation between FOLR3 and FOLR2. At levels below approximately 8 NPX the signal contribution is higher (5-70%) and the two assays show higher correlation.

Sample type

Human EDTA plasma and serum are the recommended sample types. Human citrate plasma, heparin plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) are also accepted. For other samples types e.g tissue or cell lysates, we recommend Olink Target 96 panels. Please note that protein expression levels are expected to vary in different sample types and certain assays may be affected by interfering substances such as hemolysate.


Precision (repeatability) is calculated from linearized NPX values over LOD.

Within run precision Coefficient of Variation (CV)
Between run precision Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Analytical measuring range

The technical data reported below refers to the measured value in the in vitro validation assays run using known concentrations of recombinant antigen. Please note that these figures are for reference only and CANNOT be used to convert NPX values to absolute concentrations for proteins measured in plasma or serum samples.

LOD (pg/ml)
LLOQ (pg/ml)
ULOQ (pg/ml)
Hook (pg/ml)
Range (log10)

Dilution factor

For optimal assay readout, Olink Explore is run using different dilutions of the original samples (undiluted, 1:10, 1:100 or 1:1000). The dilution factor for this assay is noted below and should be taken into account when estimating the appropriate addressable biological concentration of the protein based on the in vitro validation data.

Dilution factor

Sensitivity plot

The calibrator curve shown below visualizes the analytical measuring range data based on in vitro measurement of recombinant antigen. Please note that this is shown for reference only and CANNOT be used to convert NPX values to absolute concentrations for proteins measured in plasma or serum samples. The vertical dotted lines represent LLOQ and ULOQ respectively, and the horizontal line indicates the LOD.

Sample distribution plot

The plot below shows the levels of protein measured in a number of commercial plasma samples. Healthy subjects are shown in blue and samples obtained from patients with a range of diseases are shown in red. The latter include inflammatory, cardiovascular, autoimmune & neurological diseases, as well as cancer. The data is shown to give a general idea of the sort of NPX range to expect, but cannot cover all potential levels that may be seen in clinical samples.