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Test ID: AFPA    
Alpha-Fetoprotein, Amniotic Fluid

Secondary ID A test code used for billing and in test definitions created prior to November 2011

9950

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Screening for open neural tube defects or other fetal abnormalities

 

Follow-up testing for patients with elevated serum alpha-fetoprotein results or in conjunction with cytogenetic testing

Reflex Tests Lists test(s) that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial test(s)

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
ACHE_Acetylcholinesterase, AFYesNo

Testing Algorithm Delineates situation(s) when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

If alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is positive, then acetylcholinesterase (AChE) will be performed at an additional charge. Because false-positive AChE may occur from a bloody tap, specimens with positive AChE results will also be tested for the presence of fetal hemoglobin at no additional charge.

Special Instructions and Forms Describes specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test. Also includes pertinent information and consent forms to be used when requesting a particular test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

AFPA: Immunoenzymatic Assay
ACHE_: Polyacrylamide Electrophoresis

Reporting Name A shorter/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Alpha Fetoprotein, AF

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

AFP (Alpha-Fetoprotein)
AFP-AF (Alpha-Fetoprotein, Amniotic Fluid)
Alpha Fetoprotein, Amniotic Fluid
Alpha-Fetoprotein, Amniotic Fluid
Fetoprotein, Amniotic Fluid