AFP, Serum

Centralized Core Laboratory:Chemistry

Test ID/Workstation: AFPCW CWRU

Specimen Type: Blood

Tube Type: Red top (no anticoagulant) or Gold top SST (serum separator, no anticoagulant) tube

Collection Volume: 7.0mL (min 2.5mL)

Cause for rejection: Specimen hemolyzed; gross lipemia; sample other than serum; sample drawn after amniocentesis; gestational age <15 weeks or > 25 weeks

Storage: Refrigerated

Availability: Sent to reference lab

Methodology: Two-site Fluoroimmunometric Assay

Special Instructions: Testing Sun-Thurs preferred. A Children's Hospital Prenatal Screen Form (or a similar form from the prescribing doctor) must be fully completed and sent with the specimen to the lab.

Lab/Phone: 330-543-8418

TAT: 1-3 days

Additional Info: Reference range available on patient report

CPT Code: 82105

Synonyms: Second Trimester AFP only

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