Alpha1-Fetoprotein, Amniotic Fluid (View in report form.)
CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC:
ALPHA FETOPROTEIN AMNIOTIC or AFP-AM FLD
5-7 working days
Provide patient's date of birth, completed weeks of gestation, and number of fetuses. Optimal screening gestational age is 16-18 weeks. Ranges exist for gestational ages between 14 and 21 weeks. AFP test request forms contain important patient information needed to calculate test results. A legible request form must accompany the specimen to the laboratory. Note: Maternal serum specimens must be drawn prior to amniocentesis.