Alpha-Fetoprotein Amniotic Fluid

Last Modified: 2/13/2019 10:00:34 AM

Medical Necessity Documentation:  
Client Notes:  
Patient Preparation:  
Specimen Requirements: 2.0 mL Amniotic Fluid in Sterile Container
Collection Instructions: Collect specimen between 14-22 weeks gestation.

Gestational age, LMP, and number of fetuses must be included on order.

If multiple fluid tests are being requested please specify order of importance
Transport & Storage: Temperature/Stability: 7 days Ambient (preferred)
7 days Refrigerated
Reference Range: Refer to Interpretive Results
Critical Ranges:  
Test Comments: Calculations and interpretations include AFP MOM and Open Spina Bifida Interpretation
Methodology: ICMA and Calculations
Clinical Significance: Detection of fetal neural tube defects, abdominal wall defects, and some other structural anomalies
Custom Panel: No


Turn Around Time: 3 to 6 days
Days Performed: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Sites Performed: Quest - Valencia
PHL Test Code: AFPA
EPIC Test Code: LAB663
Send Out Test Code: 3111
Alternate Test Names: AFP Amniotic Fluid
Included Tests:  
CPT Coding: 82106

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