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Laboratory Test Reference Guide

Laboratory Information

Test Name

AFP

Synonyms

Alpha feto protein

External Price (excl. GST)

Price

$12.83

Specimen Collection

Adult Specimen

Heparin (light green), SST(gold)

Paediatric Specimen

0.4ml Heparin (light green) or SST (gold) or plain (red)

Test Information

Department

Biochemistry

Test Availability

Mon - Sun, 24hrs

Laboratory Turnaround Time

3hr

Method

Cobas Pro - ECLIA

Unit Of Measurement

ug/L

Reference Interval

Non pregnancy < 7 ug/L

Pregnancy Levels:
Median at 16 weeks: 36 ug/L 
                 18 weeks: 48 ug/L 
                 19 weeks: 55 ug/L

Babies see attached

Reference Interval Attachments

Uncertainty Of Measurement

10%

Interpretation

For reference intervals in neonates click here (PDF for AFP)

Minimum Volume

0.2 ml heparin plasma or serum.

Electronic Information

Registration Code

AFP

HL7Mapping Code

$AFP