3 - 5 days
AFP, Amniotic Fluid
Amniotic Fluid AFP (AFAFP)
MULTIPLE OF THE MEDIAN, AMNIO
AFP AMNIOTIC FLUID
ALPHA FETOPROTEIN, AMNIOTIC
MULTIPLE OF THE MEDIAN
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Screening for open neural tube defects or other fetal abnormalities. Follow-up testing for patients with elevated serum alpha-fetoprotein results or in conjunction with cytogenetic testing.
< or = 2.0 multiples of median (MoM)
* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.
Gestational age must be between 13 and 24 weeks; 16 to 18 weeks is preferred. Collect amniotic fluid and refrigerate. Please provide the following information: date ultrasound performed, estimated due date by ultrasound, and specimen collection date.