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Test Code AFPTM Alpha-fetoprotein Tumor Marker, Serum, LAB559

Additional Codes

 

 

Performing Laboratory

St. Luke's Hospital Laboratory

Useful For

The follow-up management of patients undergoing cancer therapy, especially for testicular and ovarian tumors and for hepatocellular carcinoma. Used to help diagnose NTDs.

Specimen Requirements

Serum

Container/Tube: Serum gel tube or plain, red-top tube-Plasma is not acceptable. 

Specimen: 0.1 mL serum

 

Minimum Specimen Volume

Serum 0.1 mL

Specimen Stability Information

 

Specimen Type Temperature Time
Serum

Room Temp

8 hours

  Refrigerated (preferred)

2 days

  Frozen No claims, only thaw once

 

Reject Due To

Hemolysis

<500 mg/dL

Lipemia <1000 mg/dL
Icterus <20 mg/dL
   

 

Reference Values

Females     <8.1 ng.mL

 

Males          <8.1 ng/mL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Friday

Methodology

direct chemiluminescent immunoassay

Test Classification And CPT Coding

82105