Alpha1-Fetoprotein, Amniotic Fluid

CERNER / EPIC MNEMONIC: AFP-AM FLD
POE DESCRIPTION: ALPHA FETOPROTEIN AMNIOTIC or AFP-AM FLD
CPT CODE: 82106-90
TURNAROUND TIME:

5-7 working days

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: 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.
CONTAINER TYPE:

Sterile tube for amniotic fluid

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS: 3.0 mL amniotic fluid
MINIMUM VOLUME: 1.5 mL amniotic fluid
HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS:

DO NOT FREEZE.

REFERENCE RANGE:

See Specialty Labs - Search Test Code 3111

TEST SYNONYM(S):AFP-AM FLD; Amniotic Fluid AFP