Test directory: AFP Non-Maternal, Serum

Ordering Code106
Test NameAFP Non-Maternal, Serum
Preferred SpecimenSerum
Preferred ContainerSST (Gold)
Other Specimen/ContainerSerum in Plain (Red)
Optimum Volume1 mL
Handling InstructionsAliquot and freeze if transport >2 days.
Transport RequirementsOahu: Refrigerated
Airline: Refrigerated
Specimen StabilityAmbient: 8 Hours
Refrigerated: 7 Days
Frozen: 3 Months
Frozen samples should be thawed only once. DO NOT use frost-free freezers.
Rejection CriteriaSpecimen older than stability limits, Grossly hemolyzed,
Insufficient quantity
Avail. StatNO
Analytic Time1 Day
MethodologyElectrochemiluminescence

Reference range(s)

ComponentAgeMale NormMale Critical LowMale Critical HighFemale NormFemale Critical HighFemale Critical LowUnitsAdd'l info
AFP Non-Maternal, SerumALL0.0-9.00.0-9.0ng/mL

Elevated AFP...

Elevated AFP values have been observed in several malignant diseases, such as nonseminomatous testicular cancer, and primary hepatocellular carcinoma. Not to be used in determining neural tube defects. Expected values for children have not been established

Results were obtained with the Elecys AFP assay. Results from assays of other manufacturers cannot be used interchangeably