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Alpha Fetoprotein, Body Fluid
2014507
Ordering Recommendation

Refer to aruplab.com/bodyfluids for clinical indications and interpretive information.

Mnemonic
AFP FL
Methodology
Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Performed
Sun-Sat
Reported
Within 24 hours
New York DOH Approval Status
This test is New York DOH approved.
Submit With Order
ARUP Consult®
Disease Topics
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
 
Collect
Pericardial, Peritoneal, or Pleural fluid 
Specimen Preparation
Centrifuge to remove cellular material. Transfer 1 mL body fluid to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5mL) 
Storage/Transport Temperature
Refrigerated 
Unacceptable Conditions
Specimen types other than those listed. Specimens too viscous to be aspirated by instrument. 
Remarks
Specimen source required 
Stability
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen 1 year 
Reference Interval
Interpretive Data
This assay uses the Beckman Coulter Access DxI AFP methodology. Results obtained with different assay methods or kits cannot be used interchangeably. The AFP assay value, regardless of level, should not be interpreted as evidence for the presence or absence of malignant disease.
For information on body fluid reference ranges and/or interpretive guidance visit http://aruplab.com/bodyfluids/
See Compliance Statement B: www.aruplab.com/CS

Note
For cerebral spinal fluid, refer to Alpha Fetoprotein, CSF (ARUP test code 0020729).
Hotline History
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Components
Component Test Code*Component Chart NameLOINC
2014508AFP Fluid Source31208-2
2014509Alpha Fetoprotein, Fluid11207-8
* Component test codes cannot be used to order tests. The information provided here is not sufficient for interface builds; for a complete test mix, please click the sidebar link to access the Interface Map.
Aliases
  • AFP
  • AFP Abdominal Fluid
  • AFP Ascites Fluid
  • AFP Paracentesis Fluid
  • AFP Tumor Marker
  • Alpha
  • Fetoprotein