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Lab Test Dictionary

Alpha-Fetoprotein, CSF (17409)

Methodology

Immunoassay (IA)


Synonyms

AFP

Specimen Type

CSF

Performing Lab

Quest Diagnostics San Juan Capistrano


Epic ID

LAB01080

Lab Test Days

Tuesday-Saturday

Standard TAT

4-7 Days


Collection Information

Specimen Required

2-3 mL CSF

Container Type

Sterile Container


Processing Information - Lab Use Only

Transport Temperature

Refrigerate-OK/Frozen-OK/Ambient-OK

Specimen Stability

Room Temp: 7 Days; Refrigerated: 7 Days; Frozen: 28 Day

Rejection Criteria

Gross Hemolysis

Test Volume Required

3 mL CSF

Minimum Test Volume

2 mL CSF (0.13 mL CSF is absolute minimum)


CPT Codes

86316


Revised

07-02-16

Initials

SL