Refer to aruplab.com/bodyfluids for clinical indications and interpretive information.
Quantitative Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Within 24 hours
Pericardial, Ascites/Peritoneal, or Pleural fluid
Centrifuge to remove cellular material. Transfer 1 mL body fluid to an ARUP Standard Transport Tube. (Min: 0.5mL)
Specimen types other than those listed. Specimens too viscous to be aspirated by instrument.
Specimen source required
Ambient: 24 hours; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 year
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/
For cerebral spinal fluid, refer to Alpha Fetoprotein, CSF (ARUP test code 0020729).
|Component Test Code*||Component Chart Name||LOINC|
|2014508||AFP Fluid Source||31208-2|
|2014509||Alpha Fetoprotein, Fluid||11207-8|
- AFP Abdominal Fluid
- AFP Ascites Fluid
- AFP Paracentesis Fluid
- AFP Tumor Marker