Alpha Fetoprotein, Amniotic Fluid with Reflex to Acetylcholinesterase and Fetal Hemoglobin

Abbrev Code:AFPACE   
Order Code:LAB6894Order Name:Amniotic Reflex to Acetylchol
Synonyms:AFP, Amniotic Fluid
CPT Codes: 82106 x1, 82013 x1, 83033 x1
Turnaround Time:Specimens are sent to reference laboratory Mon-Sat; results are reported within 3-4 days, 3-11 days if reflex testing is required.
Special Instructions:Include gestational age at time of collection or estimated due date on the test request form. See Associated Links.
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Patient History for Prenatal Cytogenetics

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Amniotic Fluid
Optimal Volume:2.5 mL
Minimum\Peds Volume:1.5 mL
Container:Plastic leakproof container, sterile
Causes for Rejection:Specimens contaminated with fetal blood

Processing and Shipping

Specimen Processing:Store at room temperature. If ordered with CSNPMF (Cytogenomic SNP Microarray Fetal), a single tube can be sent to ARUP for testing of both tests. If ordered alone, send AFP to Cytogenetics for processing prior to sending to ARUP.
Shipping Instructions:Ship at room temperature. Protect from extreme temperatures.
Stability:1 month at room temperature; 3 months refrigerated or frozen
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:3000142


Reference Range:By report.
Use:Elevated AFAFP levels are associated with open fetal defects such as spina bifida, anencephaly, gastroschisis and omphalocele.

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