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.
Specimen Required
Patient Preparation
Collect

Pericardial, Ascites/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 https://aruplab.com/bodyfluids/

Compliance Category

Modified FDA

Note

For cerebral spinal fluid, refer to Alpha Fetoprotein, CSF (ARUP test code 0020729).

Hotline History
N/A
CPT Codes

86316

Components
Component Test Code* Component Chart Name LOINC
2014508 AFP Fluid Source 31208-2
2014509 Alpha Fetoprotein, Fluid 11207-8
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Aliases
  • AFP
  • AFP Abdominal Fluid
  • AFP Ascites Fluid
  • AFP Paracentesis Fluid
  • AFP Tumor Marker
  • Alpha
  • Fetoprotein
Alpha Fetoprotein, Body Fluid