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Alpha 1 Fetoprotein, ENHANCED

Components

Name Method Department Units
Alpha 1 Fetoprotein, ENHANCED Chemiluminescence
Immunoenzymatic Assay
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Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

6 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

6 mL 2 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

6 mL 2 mL
Stability

Room temperature - 8 hour(s)
Refrigerated - 48 hour(s)
Frozen - 1 week(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 4 hours, separate supernatant and refrigerate

Comments

Clinical information includes the following questions: Maternal date of birth, Maternal weight, Race, Gestational age, Singleton or multiples, Estimated date of delivery, LMP, Family history of NTD, If history of NTD what relationship, Family history of Down Syndrome, If history of Down Syndrome, what relation, Medical dependent diabetic at time of conception, Initial screening for pregnancy, Is this a repeat sample, Is the patient a smoker, Is the current pregnancy due to IVF. This testing includes AFP, Estriol, HCG, and Inhibin A.

CPT Code

  • 82105
  • 82677
  • 84702
  • 86336