Alpha-fetoprotein tumor marker, serum

Alphabetical Test listing

Alpha-fetoprotein tumor marker, serum-20

  
Alpha-fetoprotein tumor marker, serum
  
20
  
82105.0
  
AFT
  
AFP
Tumor marker
Alpha fetoprotein
  

Not for pregnant females

  
Serum
  
  
1.0 mL
  
0.5 mL
  

Immediatley following collection, mix sample by inverting 5 times

  
  1. Allow sample to clot for a minimum of 30 minutes
  2. Spin within two (2) hours of sample collection
  

Gold serum separator (SST) tube

  
Lithium heparin (Li hep) plasma
Sodium heparin (Na hep) plasma
  

Immediately follow collection, mix sample by inverting 8 - 10 times to prevent clotting

  

Lt green plasma separator (PST)

Spin within two (2) hours of sample collection

Dk green:

  1. Spin
  2. Transfer plasma to a False bottom plasma/serum transport vial/tube (AHL), labelled as Na hep plasma, within two (2) hours of sample collection
  

Lt green plasma separator (PST)

False bottom plasma/serum transport vial/tube (AHL)

  

Refrigerated (preferred) - 7 days

Frozen - 30 days

  
  • Improper labels (unlabeled or mislabeled)
  • Hemolysis (some procedures)
  • Improper anticoagulant or ratio
  • Delay in transport
  • Improper storage temperature affecting results
  • Inappropriate timing of collection
  • Improper container
  • Leaking container resulting in compromised specimen
  • Quantity not sufficient (QNS)
  
AHL - Chemistry: C
  
Mo - Sa
  
2 days
  

Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immunoassay (CMIA) and Chemiflex

  

≤ 8.8 ng/mL

  
82105
  
Yes
  
  
11/30/2001
  
02/07/2022
  
11/09/2021