|Test Code||AFPFL / AFPA-M|
|Test||ALPHA-FETOPROTEIN (AFP), AMNIOTIC FLUID|
|Methodology||Two-site Immunoenzymatic (Sandwich) Assay|
|Description||Useful as a screening test to detect open neural tube defects or other fetal abnormalities, and as a follow-up test for patients with elevated serum results or in conjunction with cytogenetic testing.
NOTE: If Alpha-Fetoprotein, AF is positive, then Acetylcholinesterase, AF is performed at an additional charge.
|Specimen||1.0 mL (minimum 0.5 mL) of amniotic fluid. DO NOT CENTRIFUGE. Send specimen refrigerated.
|Reference Values||<= 2.0 multiples of median (MOM) for gestational group
Interpretive report will be supplied.
Abnormal results are called back to ordering physician.
|Analytic Time||1 Day|
|Day(s) Test Set Up||Monday through Saturday|
82013 Acetylcholinesterase, if indicated