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Lab Test Dictionary

Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP), Tumor Marker

Methodology

Immunoassay


Specimen Type

Serum or Plasma

Performing Lab

RCHSD Chemistry


Epic ID

LAB4023

Lab Test Days

Daily

Standard TAT

4 Hours


Collection Information

Specimen Required

1-2 mL Blood

Container Type

Light Green (Lithium Heparin PST)

Collection Instructions

Serum collected in a (red-top) tube or serum separator tube (SST) is also acceptable.


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK/Ambient-OK

Rejection Criteria

Grossly lipemic

Test Volume Required

1 mL Serum or Plasma

Minimum Test Volume

0.5 mL Serum or Plasma

Processing Instructions

Separate serum or plasma and give to Chemistry.


CPT Codes

82105


Revised

03-26-19

Initials

SL