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Test Compendium

7275: ALPHA FETOPROTEIN (AFP), QUAD SCREEN

Test Code

  • 7275

Test Synonym

  • AFP, AFP QUAD, MATERNAL QUAD SCREEN, MSAFP QUAD, QUAD SCREEN AFP

Gender

  • Female

Volume

  • 1 mL

Minimum Volume

  • 0.5 mL

Specimen Requirements

  • Serum

Container

  • Serum Separator Tube, Transfer Tube- Serum, Plain Red Top Tube

Storage

  • Refrigerated

Turn Around Time

  • 4 days

Special Instructions

  • 1 SST

Additional Information

  • Test includes Maternal AFP, Estriol, Beta HCG and Inhibin A

Specimen Stability

  • Maternal AFP -8 hours at room temp, 48 hours at refrigerated 2-8 degrees, Stable Frozen at -20 °C Estriol - 8 hours at room temp, 14 days at refrigerated 2-8 degrees, Stable Frozen at -20 °C Beta HCG - 8 hours at room temp, 48 hours at refrigerated 2-8 degrees, 6 months Frozen at -20 °C Inhibin A -8 hours at room temp, 48 hours at refrigerated 2-8 degrees, Stable Frozen at -20 °C