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Test Code AFP Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP), Serum


Chemiluminescence Immunoassay

Performing Laboratory

Munson Medical Center Laboratories

Specimen Requirements

Specimen must arrive within 48 hours of draw.


Container/Tube: Gold-top serum gel tube  (or microcontainer with serum separator gel)

Specimen Volume: 0.5 mL of serum

Transport Temperature: Refrigerate

Collection Instructions: Avoid exposure of specimen to atmosphere. Forward promptly.

Note: Medicare frequency limitations exist for this test in addition to diagnosis requirements. Click on link for list of medically necessary diagnoses:

See Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN) form in Special Instructions.

Reference Values

<6.0 ng/mL

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding