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.

Genes (0)


Specimen Requirements

Listed below are EGL's preferred sample criteria. For any questions, 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