Alpha Fetoprotein, Total and L3 Percent
Label Mnemonic: AFPL3
Epic code: LAB8106
Downtime form: A-1a Doctor/Provider Orders - Pathology Core and Specialty Care Nursery
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
5231 RCP
Collection Medium:
Red top tube 5 mL (Clot Activator)
Preferred Minimum: 1 mL serum
Absolute Minimum: 0.5 mL serum
Rejection Criteria:
Turn Around Time:
1-5 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
Reference Range:
By report
Interpretive Data:
The μTASWako method is used. Results obtained with different assay methods or kits cannot be used interchangeably. The AFP L3 Percent assay is intended as a risk assessment for the development of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with chronic liver diseases. Patients with elevated serum AFP-L3 percent should be more intensely evaluated for evidence of hepatocellular carcinoma since elevated values have been shown to be associated with a seven-fold increase in the risk for developing hepatocellular carcinoma within 21 months. For pregnant females, the result is not interpretable as a tumor marker.
Quantitative Liquid Chromatography/Immunoassay
CPT Code: