Alpha Fetoprotein, Maternal Serum Screen (Only) MAAFP

Method(s) Chemiluminescent Immunoassay
Specimen Required
Collect One 3 mL plain red or gold (SST) top tube.
Transport

1 mL serum at 2-8ºC. (Min: 1 mL)

Remarks

Patient must be between 14-25 weeks gestation. Order this test for pregnant female patients only. This test is used to screen for fetal risk of Open Neural Tube Defect (i.e., spina bifida). Separate serum from cells ASAP.

Stability After separation from cells - Ambient: 24 hrs; Refrigerated: 1 week; Frozen: 1 year.
Unacceptable Conditions

Heparin, EDTA, and Citrate Plasma; specimens exposed to repeated freeze/thaw cycles.

Schedule Daily
Billing Code 5010761
CPTCode 82105
Notes

This test requires a signed Patient Consent Form (Maternal Serum Screen Requisition).

Preferred Specimen Collection Device(s)
Reference Interval

See Laboratory Report.

No Appointment Necessary
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12 Patient Service Centers in Central New York.

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