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4255 Alpha Fetoprotein (AFP) - Tumor Marker

Specimen Type
Specimen Stability
Reference Range
Serum
7 Days 2 - 8°C
<8.1 ng/mL

Specimen Requirements

Specimen Type: Serum
Container: 1 Serum Separator Tube (SST)
Temperature: Refrigerated
Preferred Vol: 1.00 mL
Min Vol: 0.50 mL

Method

EIA

Schedule

Mon-Fri

Turn-Around Time

24-72hrs

Instructions/Notes

Clinical Utility

Elevation of serum AFP above values found in healthy individuals occurs in several malignant diseases, most notably nonseminomatous testicular cancer and primary hepatocellular carcinoma. AFP is not recommended as a screening procedure to detect cancer in the general population.

CPT Codes

82105

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