Days Set Up
Monday - Friday
Analytic Time

3 - 5 days

Soft Order Code
AFPA

Test Updated:

Synonyms

AFP, Amniotic Fluid
Amniotic Fluid AFP (AFAFP)
MULTIPLE OF THE MEDIAN, AMNIO
AFP AMNIOTIC FLUID
AFPF
MOM
ALPHA FETOPROTEIN, AMNIOTIC
MULTIPLE OF THE MEDIAN

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Test Overview

Test Methodology

Immunoenzymatic Assay

Test Usage

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.

Reference Range

< or = 2.0 multiples of median (MoM)

* Reference ranges may change over time. Please refer to the original patient report when evaluating results.

Specimen Requirements

Collection

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.

Normal Volume
1 mL amniotic fluid
Minimum Volume
0.5 mL amniotic fluid

Billing Information

CPT Code
82106
Pro Fee Code
 
LOINC
Z256-8

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Quality that sets us apart

As the reference laboratory division of Michigan Medicine's Department of Pathology, MLabs shares the institution's commitment to applying established quality principles to clinical laboratory testing. Like other large organizations in complex, consequential fields, we rely on an established approach to monitor quality throughout the testing process.