Laboratory: Clinical Biochemistry
Test Name:
ALPHA-FETOPROTEIN (AFP) - (P)
Test Code: AFP
Clinical Information:
Test performed at:  Health Sciences Centre
 
NOT indicated for use in the measurement of AFP levels in maternal serum or amniotic fluid.
Collection Devices:
Specimen Required:


Plasma: 2.0 mL
Pediatric Plasma: 0.25 mL
Referral:
Serum: 2.0 mL
Requisition:
Reference Values:
≤ 12 mo: Range for newborns is not available, but concentrations over 100,000 μg/L have been reported in normal newborns and the values rapidly decline in the first 6 months of life, reaching normal by one year.
 
≥ 13 mo:  ≤ 7  μg/L
 
Availability:
Daily
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More Information:
Ship to: Health Sciences Centre - MS5.