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alpha feto protein, prenatal screen, blood
Synonyms:  
Computer Code: (AFPS)
Specimen Collection: 5 mL blood (red or gold top tube). 
Minimum Volume: 2 mL 
Handling Instructions for Offsite Areas: Centrifuge, remove serum, store at room temperature. Refrigerate if transport is delayed >24 hours. Requisition must be signed by patient and physician, and all fields must be completed. 
Reference Values: See report. May be ordered for neural tube defect screen only. This test is included in the Triple and Quad screens. Available from 15-21 completed weeks of pregnancy.  
Lab Code: CC 
Requisition: REPRO See Test Requisition 12
Test Frequency: 2/week 
Routine TAT: 4 days 
Stat TAT: NA 
CPT Code(s): 82105 
LCD or NCD:  
Methodology Used: 77
See Addendum XVII

Albany Medical Center
43 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY, 12208
Date: 08/21/2014
Time: 02:18:52 (24hr)