|Alpha Fetoprotein (Amniotic), reflex to AChE,FHGB||
AFP, Amniotic Fluid reflex to Acetylcholinesterase and Fetal Hemoglobin, Amniotic Fluid
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Room temperature - 1 month(s)
Refrigerated - 3 month(s)
Frozen - 3 month(s)
- Transport to laboratory as soon as possible
Reasons for Rejection
- Contaminated with fetal blood
Patient Prep: Amniocentesis. Specimen must be drawn between 13 weeks, 0 days and 36 weeks, 6 days gestation. If the AFP (amniotic fluid) is elevated, then Acetylcholinesterase will be added. Additional charges apply. Acetylcholinesterase testing requires an additional 3-11 days to be reported.
Include gestational age at time of collection or estimated due date, physician name and phone number on the test request form. Please notify the sendout lab if the gestational age is based on date of last mentrual period rather than an ultrasound.
- if reflexed add 82013 and 83033