ALPHA-FETOPROTEIN (AFP), AMNIOTIC FLUID

Components
Reflexes to Acetylcholinesterase and Fetal Hemoglobin

Specimen Required
Collect amniotic fluid in a sterile container. Send 3.0 mL amniotic fluid (1.5 mL minimum) room temperature in a screw-capped plastic vial. Gestational age (13-24 weeks) must be provided for interpretation of results. Completed Warde Medical Laboratory Fetal Genetic Test Requisition required.

Methodology
Gel Electrophoresis, Radial Immunodiffusion, Chemiluminescence

Stability
Room Temperature: 14 days; Refrigerated: 21 days; Frozen: 1 year
Please note: Do not freeze sample if chromosome and/or FISH analysis is requested.

Reference Range
By report

Performed
Varies

Turnaround Time7-14 days
Test CodeAFPAF
CPT-4 Code (s)
82106
LOINC Codes
58735-2

Warde
Medical
Laboratory