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17850: Alpha-fetoprotein, Amn Fld W/refl Ache And Fetal Hgb (ny) Print View
Alpha-Fetoprotein     mcg/mL 
Multiple of the Median      
LMP or LMP EDD      
US Date of US EDD      
Weeks of Gestation     weeks 
Calc'd Gestational Age      
By LMP or US      
Date of Draw      

PRIMARY
1 Amniotic Fluid 3 (1.5) mL   Room Temperature - 14 Day(s)/Refrigerated - 21 Day(s)/Frozen - 12 Month(s)  
ALTERNATE

Elevated AFP concentrations in amniotic fluid provide laboratory support for the diagnosis of neural tube lesion in the fetus.

Avoid contaminating the fluid with blood. Gestational age
(13-24 weeks) must be provided for interpretation of results.
Indicate gestational age, collection date, clinical indications
and the AFP and MoM results, if available, on the test request
form.
Setup Schedule
Monday-Saturday

Reported (Analytical Time)
Next day

CPT Code
82106

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
Reflex Criteria: If the AFP MoM is > or = 2.0 and reported as "positive", Acetylcholinesterase and Fetal Hemoglobin will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s):
82664, 83033).
Transport Temperature: Refrigerated
Specimen Requirements: 3 mL (1.5 mL minimum) amniotic fluid collected in a sterile transport tube
Methodology: Chemiluminescent, Gel Electrophoresis, Immunodiffusion






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