Laboratory Test Information Guide

Details for Alpha Fetoprotein (Non-Pregnancy), Fluid

Test Name: Alpha Fetoprotein (Non-Pregnancy), Fluid
Alternate Name(s): Alphafetoprotein
AFP
Laboratory: Core
Specimen Type: Fluid
Collection Information: Collect a minimum of 1 mL of fluid and transfer into a Red top Vacutainer tube. Grossly hemolyzed samples are unacceptable.

May also wish to collect a Light Green top (Li-Heparin) Vacutainer tube of blood to compare fluid AFP result to plasma AFP result.
Requisition: GENERAL LABORATORY REQUISITION
Test Schedule: As required
Turnaround time from when specimen
is received in testing laboratory:
 
Routine
4 hours
Stat
 
 
Reference Range: No reference range available for fluid
Effective Date: 2018-07-10
Revised Date: 2018-08-07
Critical Value:  
Interpretive Comments: It may be helpful to interpret fluid AFP result relative to plasma AFP result.
Special Processing:  
Comments:  
Method of Analysis: Roche Electrochemiluminescence
Critical Information Required:  
Storage & Shipment:  
System Codes: 
Cerner
AFPF
 
Referred To:  

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