Amniotic Fluid AFP - Iowa Maternal Screening
Commercial Mail-out Laboratory
Race, ultrasound date, crown rump length (CRL) in mm and biparietal
distance (BPD) in mm at time of ultrasound required. Also note if the
patient is taking insulin for diabetes and whether the patient or her
partner had a neural tube defect (NTD) or if either has had a previous
pregnancy with a NTD.
Bloody specimen is not suitable for reflexive ACHE
If transport to laboratory is delayed, refrigerate specimen.
|Miscellaneous container; contact laboratory
1-2 mL in a miscellaneous container without preservative.
Deliver to laboratory after collection.
3-5 days upon receipt at reference laboratory
By report - AFP calculated Multiple of the Median (MoM) based on
Test is for the prenatal diagnosis of open NTD.
Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
82106, add 82013 if reflexed to ACHE (Acetylcholinesterase), LAB8345