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17409: Alpha-Fetoprotein, CSF Print View
Alpha-Fetoprotein, CSF IA    ng/mL 

PRIMARY
1 CSF 3 (2) mL   Room Temperature - 14 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 28 Day(s)/Frozen - 28 Day(s)  
ALTERNATE

Elevated AFP levels have been seen not only in patients with non-seminomatous testicular cancer, but also in patients with other malignancies such as hepatocellular carcinoma, ovarian cancer, gastrointestinal cancer and pulmonary cancer. AFP is also frequently elevated in benign hepatic conditions such as acute viral hepatitis, chronic active hepatitis, and cirrhosis.

Preferred Specimen: 3 mL (2 mL minimum) CSF collected in a
sterile plastic screw-cap container.
Setup Schedule
Tuesday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
3 days

CPT Code
86316

The CPT codes provided are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only. CPT coding is the sole responsibility of the billing party. Please direct any questions regarding coding to the payer being billed.

Notes
Transport Temperature: Room temperature

Methodology: Immunoassay

Reject Criteria: Grossly lipemic






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