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Alpha 1 Fetoprotein (Tumor)

Components

Name Method Department Units
Alphafetoprotein Tumor Marker Immunochemiluminescent assay
Send Out ng/mL

Specimen Requirements

Serum Spun

Container Type Container Size Specimen Volume
Preferred

Red tube, (no anticoagulant), No Gel

3 mL 1.5 mL
Alternate

Gold tube, (SST) with Gel

3.5 mL 1.5 mL
Alternate

Red Tube (no anticoagulant) with Gel

3 mL 1.5 mL
Stability

Refrigerated - 3 day(s)
Frozen - 2 month(s)

Specimen Preparation

  • Centrifuge within 2 hours, separate supernatant and refrigerate

Reasons for Rejection

  • Wrong type of specimen
  • Gross hemolysis

CPT Code

  • 82105