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AFP Tumor Marker *

SIM

15007 

CPT

82105 

Synonyms

AFP, Serum;  Alpha Fetoprotein tumor marker; Alpha 1 Fetoprotein. 

Specimen Type

Serum  

Container

Red-top or gold–top tube

Collection Instructions

None

Volume

Volume: 1 ml.
Min. volume: 0.3 ml. (this volume does not allow for repeat testing)

Additional Information

AFP testing for cancer management for testicular cancer; not the same test as AFP for pregnant females

Patient Preparation

None

Specimen Processing Instructions

Separate serum from cells, if using red top tube

Transport Requirements

Refrigerate

Specimen Stability

7 days 

Rejection Criteria

Hemolysis; plasma specimen

Reference Range

0-8.3 ngs/ml Normal values apply only to males and non pregnant female

Critical Value

 

Test Includes

AFP level 

Methodology

ECLIA (Electrochemiluminescence immunoassay) 

Testing Frequency

 

LCA

LCA Test Code: 002253 

Reviewed By

Lisa McBride 

Reviewed Date

1/16/2018 

Supplemental

* Reference Lab Test.  

Reviewed by Lisa McBride on January 16, 2018

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