ARUP Test Catalog
ARUP Consult Guide
Lab Tests Online
 
Alpha Fetoprotein (AFP), Amniotic Fluid

Mnemonic:    [AFP, AMNIO]
Name:    Alpha Fetoprotein (AFP), Amniotic Fluid
Specimen:    2 mL amniotic fluid in a sterile plastic container.
Ref Lab/Code:    FBR
  Method:    Radioimmunoassay
Note:    Note gestational age and use special obstetric requisition, filling in appropriate information.
Processing Info:    In the case of a bloody specimen, it is important that the amniotic fluid be centrifuged immediately. If possible, send 1 mL of whole fluid and 2 mL of supernatant. Requisition must include gestational age for AFP interpretation.