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.
This test is automatically performed on all Alpha-Fetoprotein
amniotic fluids when the MoM is greater than 1.99.
Reported (Analytical Time)
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**This test is not available for non-New York patient testing. For non-New York patient testing please use test code 232.** Reflex Criteria: If the amniotic fluid AFP MoM is > than or = to 2.0, then Acetylcholinesterase and Fetal Hemoglobin, Amniotic Fluid, will be performed at an additional charge (CPT code(s): 82664, 83033). Transport Temperature: Room temperature Methodology: Chemiluminescent, Gel Electrophoresis, Immunodiffusion