Test Details

Mnemonic

AFPTM

Ordering Code

3000730

CPT-4 Code(s)

82105

Specimen Information

Collect

Red top
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Specimen Preparation

Centrifuge, separate serum from cells and send 1.0 mL serum frozen in a screw capped plastic vial.
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Alternate Specimen

Serum: Serum separator tube (SST)
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Minimum Volume

0.5 mL
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Transport Temperature

Frozen
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Rejection Criteria

Moderately hemolyzed or lipemic samples, plasma
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Stability

Room temperature: 7 days
Refrigerated: 7 days
Frozen: 60 days
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Methodology

Chemiluminescence
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Reference Range

Adult: <9.0 ng/mL
The concentration of AFP in a given specimen determined with assay from different manufacturers can vary due to differences in assay methods and reagent specificity for patients that are being serially monitored for cancer.
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Performing Laboratory

Warde Medical Laboratory
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