Alpha-Fetoprotein, Amniotic Fluid (AFP-AF)

Condition Description

Amniotic fluid alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) screens a fetus for a risk of open neural tube or open body wall defects.

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Specimen Requirements

When sample fails to meet the acceptable criteria, please call 470.378.2200 and ask to speak with a laboratory genetic counselor (
Amniotic Fluid

15 ml Sterile Conical Centrifuge tube
20-30 ml fluid, discarding the first 1-2 ml. Place in 2-3 Specimen tubes. Preferred gestational age > 15 weeks.
Collection and Shipping
Must be received in a securely closed, sterile container. Ship sample at room temperature for receipt at EGL within 24 hours of collection. Do not refrigerate or freeze.
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How to Order

Requisition Forms