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Alpha-Fetoprotein, serum

Item Value
Approval req'd? No
Available Stat? No
Test code AFPT
Test group Alpha-Fetoprotein
Performed by China Basin Chemistry
In House Availability Monday, Wednesday, Friday (day shift)
Method Chemiluminescent Immunoassay (Siemens Centaur)
Collection Instructions Avoid hemolysis
Container type Gold top
Amount to Collect 1 mL blood
Sample type Serum
Preferred volume 0.5 mL serum
Min. Volume 0.25 mL serum
UCSF Rejection Criteria Hemolyzed samples
Processing notes Freeze specimen at -20C
Units µg/L
Normal range < 8.1 µg/L
Synonyms AFP; Alpha-fetoglobulin
Turn around times 1-5 days
CPT coding 82105
Medical Necessity? Yes. Click here for more information
LOINC code 1834-1
Last Updated 9/15/2011 3:19:30 PM
Entry Number 227
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