Alpha Fetoprotein, CSF Tumor Marker


Sunquest Code:AFCFTM  
Epic Code:LAB6692Epic Name:Alpha Fetoprotein, CSF Tumor Marker
Methodology:Chemiluminescent immunoassay
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to the reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 24 hours.
Compliance:

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.



Collection Instructions

Specimen:CSF
Optimal Volume:0.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:0.2 mL
Container:Sterile tube
Causes for Rejection:Specimen other than CSF.


Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Do not centrifuge. Aliquot sample into an ARUP transport tube. Store refrigerated.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at refrigerated temperature.
Stability:24 hours at room temperature; 1 week refrigerated; 1 week frozen.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:20729


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