Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP)

Test Methodology

  • Chemiluminescence

Running Day

  • Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • Cut-off : 12.00 NN

Turn Around Time

  • Inpatient: Same day of processing, 5.00 PM
  • Outpatient: Next day, 5.00 PM
  • STAT: Three hours

Specimen Required

  • 4 cc serum (red top)

Patient Preparation

  • None

Special Considerations

  • Take note if the patient is pregnant
  • If patient is pregnant, note the LMP and weeks of Gestation; avoid hemolysis