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Test Code AFP Alpha Fetoprotein (AFP) - Tumor

Clinical System Name

Alpha Feto Protein - Tumor

Sample Requirements

Specimen: Whole blood

Container(s): Gold SST, Red, Gold Microtainer

Preferred Vol: 1.0 mL

Minimum Vol: 1.0 mL

 

Note: Plasma is not acceptable.

Processing Instructions

Reject due to: gross lipemia, plasma

Spin: Y

Aliquot: Y

Temp: 2-8 C

Storage location: CPA refrigerator, FrigD rack. Serum should be removed from separator for storage.

 

Off-site collection: Spin blood. Transfer serum to aliquot container. Refrigerate.

Stability

Specimen Type Temperature Time
gel separator with serum Refrigerated 48 h
separated serum Room temp 2 h
  Refrigerated 5 d
  Frozen -20 C 4 w

 

Availability

STAT Performed TAT
N M-Sa 1-3 d

 

Performing Laboratory

Seattle Children's Laboratory    

Department

Department:  Chemistry

Location: Chem West

Phone Number:  (206) 987-2617

 

 

 

Reference Range

 

AGE  ng/mL 
0 minutes - 14 days  3800 - 100,000 ng/mL 
15 - 30 days  200 - 50,000 
1 mo - 2 mo  80.0 - 8000 
2 mo - 3 mo  30.0 - 800 
3 mo - 4 mo  9.0 - 250 
4 mo - 5 mo  4.0 - 160 
5 mo - 6 mo  0.0 - 70.0 
> 6 mo  0.0 12.0 

Test result is affected by patient's age, activity of certain types of malignant tumors, & pregnancy status of females.  

Methodology

Method: Chemiluminescence by Vitros 3600

Analytical Volume: 0.250 mL serum

Limitations: Turbidity may affect results

CPT Codes

82105