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17555: Alpha-Fetoprotein, Pleural Fluid Print View
AFP, Pleural Fluid IA    ng/mL 

PRIMARY
1 Fluid Pleural 3 (2) mL   Frozen - 28 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 28 Day(s)/Room Temperature - 14 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.
Setup Schedule
Tuesday

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
Specimen Requirements: 3 mL (2 mL minimum) pleural fluid collected in a sterile plastic screw-cap container
Reject Criteria: Grossly lipemic
Transport Temperature: Frozen
Methodology: Immunoassay






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