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Alpha fetoprotein, maternal

Lab Section: 

Chemistry

 

Lab Location: 

Main Lab

Test ID: 

LAB692

 

Synonyms: 

AFP (Prenatal) Alpha fetoprotein (Maternal) AFP (Maternal)

Methodology: 

Chemiluminescent Immunometric Assay

Schedule: 

Mon-Fri days

Reported: 

Daily Mon-Fri excluding holidays.

Specimen Requirements: 

Collection: 3.0 mL Primary Gold Top Tube

Pediatric volume: 0.5 mL.
Collection time required. Completed MSAFP Second Trimester Risk Assessment Form. Sample must be drawn between 15 weeks 0 days and 22 weeks 6 days.
Stability: Samples are stable for 7 days at 2 to 8 degrees centigrade.

 

Reference Interval: 

See Report

Last Changed: 

8/30/2017 12:18 PM

Last Reviewed: 

8/30/2017 12:18 PM